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Health
12:21 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

One Death Reported in Hopkins County Salmonella Outbreak

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.

“We try to find the common commonality among these ten individuals of the foods they’ve eaten and when, all this stuff, to try to narrow it down to certain places,” Franklin said. “Then we’ll go out to those where it’s been narrowed down to, and if they’ve got food left, we’ll sample some and submit it to the state lab in Frankfort for testing.”

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Health
9:24 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Indiana Cantaloupe Farm

The Food and Drug Administration has identified a southern Indiana farm that produces cantaloupes linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak and says the operation has recalled its melons. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that of 178 people infected in 21 states, two have died and 62 have been hospitalized.

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Health /Salmonella
11:16 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupes

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North Carolina Cantaloupe Growers

The Department for Public Health says cantaloupes tested in the state public health laboratory  in Kentucky carry the same strain of salmonella associated with a statewide outbreak that health officials say is continuing.  At least fifty people have been sickened by the salmonella, and health officials say it has been associated with two deaths.

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