Salmonella Outbreak Strain Cases Confirmed In Ohio Valley
Thursday, January 8, 2009 – updated: 12:21 am EST January 9, 2009
ATLANTA -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday a nationwide salmonella outbreak that has struck Ohio and 41 other states has put about one in five of its victims in the hospital.
Nearly 400 people have become ill in the outbreak that might have killed one person.
The CDC said the same type of salmonella bacteria has been lab-confirmed in 388 cases nationwide.
Tuscarawas, Belmont and Guernsey Counties have each reported a single case.
The federal agency is leading the investigation but has not yet determined which foods may have caused people to become sick.
However, health officials in California, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota and Ohio have confirmed cases.
Ohio and California reported the most, with 51 cases each.
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