MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A central Kentucky health department is reporting eigh cases of salmonella.
The illnesses come on the heels of an outbreak linked to cantaloupe.
Consumers are encouraged to determine where the melons were grown before purchasing them.
While most people who are healthy can overcome this bacteria, it's still an alarming outbreak.
"It's not uncommon to have salmonella. There's typically hundreds of cases in the us every year. We would people to just pay good attention to their food safety practices at home," Christie Green with the Madison County Health Department tells WKYT.
health officials say they suspect that three of cases here in Madison County are linked to the strain in Indiana.
Of the 178 cases in the country, 56 of those are in Kentucky including two deaths.
Twenty-one states are now seeing cases of this specific salmonella outbreak.
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