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Most Cases/Most Deaths — Salmonella Outbreak Hitting State Of Ohio Hard

 Sixty-seven cases of Salmonella poisoning have been reported in Ohio, the most in any state during a nationwide outbreak linked to peanut butter products.  The Ohio Department of Health announced Friday that four deaths have been reported among the 67 cases and 19 people have been hospitalized.  Across the state, Salmonella has been reported in 26 of 88 counties.  Ohioans who contracted the bacteria have ranged in age from 2 months to 89 years.

The number of ill nationwide has reached nearly 500, over 100 hospitalizations and 11 deaths.  What will this week bring?