PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WOWK) – Multiple people in Scioto County and Lawernce County have become ill from Salmonella after buying chicken locally.
The Portsmouth City Health Department says it was brought to their, the Scioto County Health Department’s, and the Scioto Lawernce Health Department’s attention that the people became sick after buying chicken from a local farm supply store.
Salmonella is caused by bacteria and characterized by diarrhea, abdominal cramps, fever, and sometimes vomiting lasting from two to seven day.
People can catch Salmonella from animals or from ingesting contaminated food or water.
If you believe you or a family member has been impacted, you have purchased live chicken from a local farm supply store, or you have any question, contact Regional Epidemiologist Molly Davis at 740-354-8931.