150+ people sick with Salmonella after chili cook-off in Virginia

Posted at 9:07 AM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 09:07:48-04

More than 150 people in eight states, including Maryland, became sick with salmonella after attending a chili cook-off in Virginia.

Health officials say about half needed medical care and some had to be hospitalized.

More than 2,000 people attended the Chincoteague Chili and Chowder Cook-Off back on September 30th.

So far health officials haven't been able to pinpoint the exact source of the outbreak because there were many food vendors there and a number of people were handling the food that day.

If you attended the cook-off and became sick there is an online survey you can fill out by clicking here.