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News Release
May 15, 2008

A Texas Department of State Health Services investigation has determined that homemade ice cream served at a Relay for Life fund raising event in Center on May 2 caused more than 70 people to become ill with salmonellosis.

Symptoms of salmonellosis can include nausea, vomiting, fever, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.

The illness is caused by salmonella, a bacterium.

Salmonellosis usually lasts only a few days. Most people who have it recover without medical attention.

Salmonella often is associated with raw or undercooked poultry or eggs.

Center is in Shelby County in East Texas.

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(News Media: For more information contact Doug McBride, DSHS Press Officer, 512-458-7524.)

Last updated November 22, 2010