Sunday, November 05, 2006

Tomatoes Cause of Salmonella Outbreak

Fresh tomatoes tainted with the Salmonella virus have been found as the cause of a recent outbreak of Salmonella that had spread across 21 states. The outbreak, which is now over, sickened approximately 183 people across the United States. No deaths were believed to have been caused by the tainted fruit, although 22 people did have to be hospitalized. The restaurant tomatoes were found to be the cause based on surveys of victims and what they had eaten.

This outbreak came soon after an outbreak involving the E. Coli virus on tainted spinach. That outbreak killed 3 and sickened 200 more.

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