45 more cases of [sprouts] salmonella reported in Neb., Iowa

Source of Article:  http://www.kgan.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.ia/3cb430c8-www.kgan.com.shtml

March 18, 2009 20:43 EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Health officials in Nebraska and Iowa have confirmed 45 more cases of salmonella linked to alfalfa sprouts.

That brings the total number of confirmed cases to 121.

The outbreak that's sickened people in four Midwest states has been tied to SunSprout Enterprises' sprouts that were distributed to grocery stores and restaurants.

The Omaha company voluntarily recalled its products. Shipments were resumed after an inspection found no cause of salmonella.

Nebraska health officials say 84 cases of Salmonella saintpaul have been confirmed near Omaha, Lincoln and Kearney.

Iowa officials confirmed 27 cases. South Dakota and Kansas officials have both confirmed five cases in their states.

Salmonella can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and vomiting.


On the Net:

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.hhs.state.ne.us

CDC's salmonella page: http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella


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