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Salmonella Outbreak in Kentucky Sickens 44 – Source Unknown

WSAZ reported this morning that a statewide outbreak of Salmonella has moved its way into Olive Hill, Kentucky region with nine reported sick. According to Christy Bolen with the Ashland Boyd County Health Department people started getting sick about July 11. There have been no new cases of Salmonella reported since July 31.

Of the nine cases, four of the cases have been the same strain of 44 statewide Salmonella cases.

A statewide investigation is underway to try to find the source of the cases.

The symptoms of salmonella include: diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Infections usually resolve in 5-7 days and usually resolve without treatment. Young children, older adults and persons with chronic conditions often have more severe illness and need hospitalization. Most infections go unreported since the illness is generally mild.