Ohio Records 89 Salmonella Cases

February 11, 2009

Ohio continues to log new salmonella cases from the nationwide outbreak linked to peanut butter.

The state Department of Health says in an update that 89 cases have been reported in the state, with patients reporting the onset of symptoms as recently as Jan. 24. Twenty-nine cases have resulted in hospitalization, and officials say a salmonella infection may have contributed to one death.

Ohio remains the state with the largest number of cases, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nationwide, 600 people have been infected.

The Ohio Health Department also says testing on peanut butter samples from a Delaware County long-term care facility found salmonella matching the outbreak strain.


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