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Salmonella cases rise to 130

The number of Pennsylvanians sickened in a regional salmonella outbreak now stands at 130, the state Department of Health reported this afternoon.

The 130 cases in Pennsylvania are spread out among 31 counties. Seven counties including Butler and Westmoreland have at least five residents who have taken ill in the outbreak. Another 24 counties including Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver and Washington counties have seen fewer than five cases, according to the state.

But Allegheny County officials said today Christopher Snowbeck of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette they had 12 salmonella cases associated with the outbreak. Even so, Dr. Bruce Dixon, director of the Allegheny County Health Department believes ”the new cases are pretty much over.”