Health department investigates salmonella cases in Russellville

Salmonella (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online, Yale)

Salmonella (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online, Yale)

RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – 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.

Stay tuned for updates to this story. WHNT News 19 will update you on-air, online, and on social media when we learn more.