KUSA-TV in Denver tonight (3/17/08) is reporting a salmonella outbreak is occurring in Alamosa, Colorado.  The town of about 8,500 is reporting 18 confirmed cases of salmonella and 21 other cases that are still pending test results.

Alamosa is located immediately south of the Great Sand Dunes National Monument,  and just north of the Colorado/New Mexico border at an elevation of just over 7,600 feet.

KUSA-TV, also known at 9NEWS, says all but one of the cases involves people who live in the Town of Alamosa.  The Alamosa County Nursing Service wants people to wash their hands often and take care when handling raw poultry, meat or eggs.

The actual cause of the outbreak was either not known or not reported.   Go here for the 9NEWS story and any updates.