9803958_GAccording to a variety of press reports, the Estill County Kentucky Health Department continues their investigation into the Salmonella outbreak. They are hoping to determine a source or a cause.

At this time, 72 people are experiencing gastrointestinal illnesses, 35 of those are confirmed Salmonella cases and eight people were hospitalized due to Salmonellosis.

The Estill County Health Department is continuing to contact and collect information from everyone reported ill and those around them who did not display symptoms.

They advise that people make a special effort to wash their hands right after using the bathroom, before preparing food and before eating food.

If you have experienced symptoms of Salmonellosis, consult your healthcare provider.

You can call the health department at (606) 723-5181 if you have any questions – like, where did this outbreak happen?