Brunswick County has a confirmed case of salmonella, the health department has reported.
The parents of a local child reported the poisoning in November, but it takes a couple of months for testing to be complete, deputy health director Fred Michael said.
It’s the only one so far in the county, Michael said, that is the same as the strain reported nationwide. So far, 470 cases have been reported throughout the U.S., four of them in North Carolina.
Michael said the department is advising people not to eat peanut butter crackers.