THURMONT, Md. (AP) — The Frederick County Health Department says 18 people reported symptoms consistent with salmonella poisoning from tainted pork served at a church pancake breakfast in Thurmont in March.

County Health Officer Barbara Brookmyer told The Frederick News-Post on Thursday that the agency has concluded its investigation into illness linked to the March 5 event at Trinity United Church of Christ.

Brookmyer says nine cases were confirmed by stool samples. She says nine other people reported symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever that indicate probable infections.

The salmonella came from sausage and meat pudding produced by Frederick County 4-H members at the Mount Pleasant Ruritan Club.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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