Second Death Reported in Rhode Island Salmonella Outbreak

April 11, 2011

A second man has died after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened dozens of people and may be linked to a Rhode Island bakery.

The state Health Department says the unidentified man died Thursday after being hospitalized and testing positive for salmonella. He was in his 90s and was from Providence County.

The health department says he ate a baked item made at DeFusco’s Bakery in Johnston, which voluntarily shut down last month until further notice.

A department spokeswoman says 66 people have been sickened in the outbreak as of Friday, and all but one told health officials they ate pastries made by DeFusco’s. Twenty-eight people have been hospitalized.

The pastries also were sold at other stores around the state and have been recalled.

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