Salmonella

Government
4:09 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Cabinet Confirms 15 Cases of Salmonella in Western Ky.

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The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has confirmed 15 cases of salmonella poisoning in Hopkins, Webster and Muhlenberg counties.

The outbreak, which was declared in mid-September, has claimed one life and left five people hospitalized. Cabinet officials say the same genetic fingerprint links at least eight regional salmonella cases. 

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Health
11:48 am
Thu September 26, 2013

10 Cases of Salmonella Confirmed in Hopkins County, 1 Fatality

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  Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak in Hopkins County, with 10 confirmed cases and one fatality.

Environmental supervisor for the Hopkins County Health Department Barry Franklin said an investigation has begun to determine the cause of the outbreak.

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Afternoon Update
4:26 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 8/28/12

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Health
4:16 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Two Kentucky Deaths From Cantaloupe Salmonella Confirmed

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The Food and Drug Administration says salmonella found at a cantaloupe farm in southwestern Indiana matches the "DNA fingerprint" of the salmonella responsible for killing two Kentuckians and sickening 150 people in 21 states.

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Environment
12:19 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Indiana Cantaloupes Linked to Ky. Salmonella Outbreak

State health officials have traced a strain of salmonella that’s affected many people in western Kentucky to Indiana-grown cantaloupes. State laboratory tests found a match between the strain and melons grown in southwestern Indiana and sold in Kentucky grocery stores.

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Health and Wellness
3:22 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

State Health Department Warns of Rise in Salmonella Cases

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State Health Department officials are looking for the cause of increased Salmonella cases in the region. Purchase District Health Department Epidemiologist Brandi Earp says they’re examining reported cases this summer to try to find any links between them. She says while the number of cases is high, they’re not considering it an outbreak. She says,

“Kentucky Department for Public Health would just like to share that they’re seeing a little bit more increase in Salmonella cases than usual, and they just want to heighten awareness for the public and for providers.”

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Business
11:26 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Dog Food Recall

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The Calloway County Humane Society is warning local residents of a voluntary recall of a number of dog food brands. The voluntary recall was announced due to possible salmonella contamination.

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