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More Cases In New States and D.C.

Since yesterday’s update of the numbers from the Centers for Disease Control, it appears that new cases of Salmonella Saintpaul have turned up in Ohio, Kentucky, and the District of Columbia.

The Columbus Dispatch reports:

Three cases of salmonella have been reported in central Ohio and linked to the national outbreak involving tomatoes, according to Columbus Public Health.

The Ohio story is here.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports:

The Salmonella outbreak linked to tomatoes has reached Kentucky.

A Louisville woman has been diagnosed with the same strain of Salmonella that has sicked people in 23 other states, the Kentucky Department of Public Health announced Friday.

Go here for more from Kentucky.

And the Washington, D.C. Examiner reports:

The District of Columbia has reported its first case of salmonella linked to the current tomato-related outbreak.

The D.C. Department of Health said a resident tested positive for Salmonella Saintpaul, the uncommon type of salmonella that has sickened at least 228 other people in 23 states.

Officials say the resident appears to have eaten many tomatoes recently.

The D.C. story can be found here.