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New Salmonella Outbreak in Sierra Vista

Article from Teresa Jun at KOLD News 13 – Full Story

At least 16 people have been infected in a new wave of salmonella cases in south eastern Arizona.  The latest bout in Sierra Vista follows an outbreak last October that made 30 people sick.  So far, health workers have not found a clear culprit in either outbreak.

Now, epidemiologists with the Centers for Disease Control are getting involved.  The CDC has nation-wide experience with salmonella cases.  Cochise County health workers are hoping to borrow some of that expertise in investigating this outbreak.

Symptoms of salmonella infection include vomiting, bloody diarrhea, cramps, and fever.  It can be especially severe in children and the elderly.  So, authorities want to get to the bottom of this outbreak before more people get sick.