Salmonella outbreak confirmed in West Alabama

      Illness suddenly spread among dozens of people who attended a funeral in the West Alabama town of York. Now, Alabama health officials have confirmed five of them became ill from salmonella after eating a meal after the funeral. And more testing is planned for others who became ill.

      More than 100 people from several states attended the funeral on July 6 at Eastern Star Baptist Church and ate the meal. At least 67 of them reported being sick. Many were hospitalized in at least 10 states. The health department said several people remain hospitalized, some in serious condition. Officials encourage anyone who attended the event to contact a physician.