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Health officials investigating cause of salmonella outbreak

Seven people in Afton, Wyoming have contracted salmonella, but the source of the outbreak is unknown.  Full story

The Wyoming Health Department announced today (Thursday, May 3) it has confirmed seven cases of salmonella since early April, although an isolated case in February appears to be unrelated to the current outbreak. Last year, Lincoln County had just four cases of salmonella infections.

The state Agriculture Department and local public health officials also are participating in the investigation.

State epidemiologist Doctor Tracy Murphy says the Health Department is looking into whether the cases might be connected to a local restaurant, along with other possible leads.