salmon updateMADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/3/13) – The Hopkins County Health Department has confirmed that Casa Mexicana, on the north side of Madisonville, is the source of salmonella illness that has hospitalized five people. One of them died.
 
According to Denise Beach, eight cases indistinguishably meet the outbreak pattern. There are 12 culture confirmed salmonella cases in all being studied by the state Cabinet for Health Services.
 
Casa Mexicana was closed Wednesday, Sept. 18 after a local health department inspection finding violations in the food inspection code.
 
Beach said samples from the restaurant's refrigerator and the outbreak strain of the eight pattern-confirmed cases are the same.
 
After another inspection of the restaurant, the health department determined that the violations had been properly addressed by the restaurant owner. Casa Mexicana reopened on Friday, Sept. 20.
 
Beach said no new cases have been confirmed in the last 10 days.
 
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter SAR to Honor Local Vietnam War Veterans on March 29

KENTUCKY (3/26/15) — The Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is making a deliberate… Read More

MPD Officers Rescue Man from Apartment Fire

MURRAY, Ky. (3/27/15) — According to a Murray Police Department report, on March 26, 2015, at approximately 7 a.m. MPD… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5250

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5186

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5009

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 4938

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4144

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 3887

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13191

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11476

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 27, 2015 5250

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 27, 2015 2234

MPD Searching for Man Accused of Nearly Running…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 27, 2015 1963

Family Loses Possessions, Dog in Sugg Street Fire

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 1399

Hopkins Grand Jury Indictments Handed Down

by Karen McKnight
March 28, 2015 1281

Young Child Dies in Princeton Fire

by Chris Rogers, KSP
March 27, 2015 1265

Rehabber Explains Her Mission; Efforts Filmed by…

by Ron Sanders
March 27, 2015 1116

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by Barry Franklin
March 27, 2015 1045

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - March 27,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 27, 2015 896

Work Continues on Madisonville's Downtown Plaza

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
March 27, 2015 891

Utility Tax Petition Signatures Put Choice before…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News