The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District wants to inform the community that there has been a recent increase in the number of Salmonella Type D cases.
There has been a total of 64 confirmed salmonella cases from early May to Aug. 15.
Thirty-five of the cases have been linked to the Abilene Country Club, according to the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District.
The illness involves diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and fever of varying severity.
If you have any of the above symptoms, Medical Director Zane Travis with the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District said you should see a doctor immediately.
Below is a statement from the Abilene Country Club:
"While we understand that the Abilene Country Club has been identified as a potential source of the Salmonella type D cases recently reported in our community, we also understand that the source of these cases has not been specifically identified and that cases have been reported that have no association with the Abilene Country Club."
According to the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District, they have been working closely with the country club and monitoring all types of food handling.
The city said the country club has been fully cooperative.
"Through our commitment to the community, our membership and our employees, we have reinforced our efforts regarding staff awareness, education and management oversight," the Abilene Country Club said. "In addition, we have voluntarily submitted our food and beverage handlers to specific testing procedures."
A letter from the city has been faxed to most physicians in Abilene to make them aware of the situation.
If you have any questions you are asked to call the Health District office at (325) 692-5600