Ohio reports new death
linked to salmonella strain
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(AP) — The number of deaths linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak rose
to nine Wednesday when Ohio
health officials announced that an elderly woman who died earlier this year
had been infected with the strain involved.
The woman was from Medina County, south of Cleveland. Kristopher Weiss, a spokesman
for the Ohio Department of Health, said he could not release any other
details on her death, citing federal reporting rules.
Though the woman had the same strain of salmonella associated with the
national outbreak, it was unclear if the contamination was directly linked to
A peanut plant in Georgia
is accused of shipping salmonella-tainted goods.
The salmonella outbreak has sickened 600 people and has led to one of the
largest recalls in history, with more than 1,800 products pulled.
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