The Mercury reports Hobart has been hit by an outbreak of potentially deadly salmonella poisoning. Nine people contracted the infection, three of whom were treated at hospital.

The case follows Tasmania’s worst salmonella outbreak earlier this month at Launceston.

A Health department spokesman, Adrian Lacey, said the outbreak was being investigated.

"A cluster of nine salmonella cases in the Hobart area believed to have been contracted about a week ago is currently under investigation by the public and environmental health service," he said. “There is no link between this cluster and consumption of goods from the Launceston bakery outbreak."