Source identified for Estill County Salmonella outbreak
The Estill County Judge Executive says the state has identified what they believe the source of a Salmonella outbreak that left nearly 100 in the county sick.
Judge Executive Wallace Taylor says the state's investigation found that an employee at Eagle's Roost had contracted the illness, most likely without knowing they had it.
State officials told Taylor that they believe that is what led to the spread which they say left nearly 100 sick in the county.
At last check health officials say over 70 Estill County residents reported gastrointestinal illness and 51 of them tested positive for Salmonella. Taylor tells WKYT they believe the number of those who got sick may have been higher than the numbers they recorded. Nearly a dozen people were hospitalized.
If you believe you have experienced symptoms of salmonellosis you should consult your healthcare provider. If you have a question, you can call Public Health at 502-564-3261.