E. coli and Salmonella Outbreak at unnamed Decatur Church – As many as 19 sick with possibly 2 deaths:
WHNT reports that Alabama State epidemiologist Dr. Mary McIntyre confirms there are 19 combined cases of E. coli and Salmonella in Morgan County. The link may be a luncheon at a church (unnamed) in Decatur on May 30, 2014.
“At this time, we are aware of 19 reports of illness based on our current information. We have positive test results for E. coli and Salmonella. While we cannot report on individual cases due to Fed and State privacy and confidentiality laws, we are aware of one death possibly associated with this outbreak. The investigation is ongoing at this time,” McIntyre said in a statement. Health Department employees are performing medical record reviews and questionnaires with the 19 people in Morgan County.
Salmonella Outbreak at Russellville El Patron – At least 14 sick:
WAAY reports that Alabama State health investigators have confirmed 14 Salmonella cases in customers who ate at a Russellville restaurant. All 14 confirmed cases were in people who ate food from El Patron restaurant on June 4 and 5. El Patron, which is located on Highway 43 in Russellville, is still closed.