The local health unit has joined a growing number across Ontario to record cases of salmonella poisoning since an outbreak last week connected to consumption of bean sprouts, reports Staff Writer Nick Gardiner.

Joan Mays, supervisor of health protection for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, said two cases of the potentially lethal disease have been identified here in the past week.

She said samples sent to a laboratory in Kingston confirmed this week the presence of two cases of the disease but it still has to be determined if it is the same type found in the cases related to the bean sprouts.