UPDATE: Estill salmonella cases & hospitalizations go up

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Salmonella Outbreak
Salmonella Outbreak Courtesy: MGN Online

ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Estill County Health Department says there have been 41 confirmed positive test results for salmonella, and 10 hospitalizations. It says 72 people have reported experiencing gastrointestinal illnesses.

The health department says it’s continuing to investigate the salmonella outbreak with the Kentucky Department for Public Health, the local hospital and local healthcare providers.

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Officials are reminding the community that good hand washing is very important in protection against illness. They say hands should be washed with soap under running water for 30 seconds.

The health department says anyone who has experienced symptoms of salmonellosis should call their healthcare provider. The health department is available to answer questions at 606-723-5181.