- Associated Press - Saturday, February 6, 2016

IRVINE, Ky. (AP) - Estill County Emergency Management says there are 19 confirmed salmonella cases and 41 people with gastrointestinal illnesses in the county.

In a Facebook post, Estill County Emergency Management says the health department is investigating the salmonella outbreak, which began at the beginning of the year, and is still trying to find the cause.

The post says salmonella infections are relatively common. The symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, and can last from four to seven days.

Six people have been hospitalized with the infection. All of them are expected to make a full recovery.


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