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North Carolina and Kentucky Salmonella Outbreak Updates

Kentucky:  The Hopkins County Kentucky Health Department confirms a Salmonella outbreak after one person’s death was reported on Wednesday.  Health officials say there have been seven confirmed cases. Of the six, four people were hospitalized. One has died.  The Health Department says they started the investigation on Tuesday. They say it could take a few weeks.  Officials are unsure if the outbreak is caused by contaminated food or if it is animal related.  Investigators will be attempting to link the cases together with food diaries and interviewing the victims.

North Carolina:  North Carolina county and state health officials have again updated the number of victims of a Salmonella outbreak that followed a fundraising barbecue held Sept. 7 at a church in Shelby, NC.  Officials said Monday there are now 89 likely Salmonella cases, with 13 people hospitalized. The most recent date someone reported first feeling ill was Sept. 14.  News reports stated that there were 40 cases in Cleveland County, 46 in Rutherford County and two in Gaston County. Another Salmonella case was reported in South Carolina.