Kentucky Mall Closed After 150 Visitors Reported Suffering From Same Illness
FAYETTE, KY – July 24, 2018
The food court of a shopping mall in the city of Fayette, Kentucky, has been closed as 150 people reported coming down with an illnesses after patronizing it, local media reports.
Commissioner of Health, Dr. Keith Humbaugh, said the department has not pinpointed a specific disease, but said they do believe the illness to be a viral “stomach bug” that is transmitted person-to-person, and is not a food contaminant, but that it's too early to tell for sure.
Following the reports, Humbaugh said the health department recommended that the mall close and sanitize the food court and nearby restrooms.