Salmonella suspected at NH gathering

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Associated Press - April 14, 2009 10:05 AM ET

FRANCONIA, N.H. (AP) - Testing on food consumed during a Passover observance in Franconia, N.H., indicates that salmonella may the reason about 75 people fell ill.

The New Hampshire Union Leader reports about 150 people had come to a local hotel to celebrate. They brought and prepared their own food at the gathering, which started last Tuesday and is to run until Friday.

The first reports of illness came late Friday. Throughout the weekend, health-care workers were at the hotel treating people stricken with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. At least one person was admitted to a hospital. By Monday, most people were starting to feel better.

Dr. Jose Montero, director of the state's Division of Public Health Services, says an early result of food testing indicates salmonella, but if the contaminated food was all consumed, the source may not be determined.

Information from: New Hampshire Union Leader,


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