Number affected by salmonella rises


More than 260 people reporting symptoms

The salmonella outbreak in Camden has become South Carolina's largest food-bourne illness investigation in recent history, with the number of people reporting symptoms rising to 263, according to state health officials.

The death of a Lugoff man also has been linked to the salmonella outbreak at Old South Restaurant in Camden.

The number of hospitalizations rose to 50, as of Friday morning, state health officials said. Most of those are at the Kershaw County Medical Center in Camden, but there are others throughout the state and in Pineville, N.C.

Staff from the Department of Health and Environmental Control have interviewed 450 people in connection with the investigation. Officials say they still have not narrowed the source of the salmonella and don't expect any answers until next week, at the earliest.