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Salmonella Outbreak Affects Many in Kentucky

By: Jerry Sander
By: Jerry Sander

We have a health alert involving more possible food contamination.

Salmonella has shown up in 18 states including Kentucky. Most of the cases are adults and more than 60% of them are women. Health experts are trying to figure out how these 172 people across the country, including some in Kentucky, have come down with salmonella.

Health officials think the bacteria may have come from produce like lettuce or tomatoes. But so far the illnesses has not been tied to any specific product, restaurant or supermarket.

The salmonella outbreak has sent 11 people to the hospital. Salmonella is rarely ever fatal, it typically causes bad diarrhea, as well as possible nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, fever and headache.


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