Dec 4, 2008 12:05 PM
Source of Article: http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411416/2355496
Health officials are investigating what is causing a nationwide outbreak of salmonella.
The gastric illness is caused by a bacteria that lives in the gut of domestic animals
and infects people through contact, tainted food or untreated drinking water.
More than half of the cases were in
Chief Advisor Population Health Dr Greg Simmons says they have ruled out the most likely cause, which would be an infected food outlet.
He is encouraging people to wash their hands and make sure their meat is cooked before eating it.
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