15 sick, 1 dead; Salmonella outbreak linked to Kentucky restaurant

A salmonella outbreak in Kentucky that has sickened 15 and killed one has been linked to Casa Mexicana, a Madisonville restaurant.

Health Department Director Denise Beach says eight cases have been matched to Casa Mexicana. Beach adds that four others are pending.

WFIE NBC reports three cases have been reported in Webster County and one in Muhlenberg County, but it’s not yet known if they are linked to the Hopkins County mexican-food-tacooutbreak.

Health officials who visited Casa Mexicana say they found numerous violations which prompted them to test food samples and shut down the restaurant for at least a day.
Beach says there is no further risk to the community. Casa Mexicana is now on an increased inspection schedule.