Reports Of Illnesses At Easter Buffet Rises To 115

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Health officials say the number of people who have become ill after eating at a well-known Shelby County restaurant on Easter Sunday has increased to 115.

The North Central District Health Department had said about 70 people became sick after eating at Claudia Sanders Dinner House. That number has increased based on the investigation.

Department spokesman Tony Millet said Thursday that health officials are also investigating the death of a man who dined at the restaurant for any link to the buffet.

More than 2,500 people dined at the buffet Sunday.

Officials say customers have suffered from diarrhea, sweats, vomiting and abdominal cramps.

The restaurant outside Shelbyville is named for the widow of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Harland Sanders. The restaurant has closed pending the investigation.

Information from: The Courier-Journal,

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