12 sick from Salmonella possibly linked to Alabama restaurant

The Alabama Department of Public Health reported a possible foodborne outbreak of salmonella in the Russellville area on Wednesday.

Assistant State Health Officer Dr. Karen Landers said three people have positive salmonella cultures and nine additional cases are being investigated. The department is gathering information to identify possible common sources.

Some Russellville residents contacted WHNT News 19, claiming to have contracted salmonella from a local restaurant. We took action and contacted the health department to investigate. So far, no further information has been released.