3 salmonella cases reported in Nassau County

Nassau?s Department of Health is reporting three cases of salmonella in the county that are part of the multi-state outbreak of the bacteria. The 36-state outbreak has been linked to tomatoes, but federal

News 12 Staff

Jul 2, 2008, 2:41 PM

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Nassau?s Department of Health is reporting three cases of salmonella in the county that are part of the multi-state outbreak of the bacteria.
The 36-state outbreak has been linked to tomatoes, but federal officials are not sure the fruit is entirely to blame. More than 800 throughout the country have become sick in recent months.
The Nassau Health Department is telling residents to be cautious and to take measures to protect themselves, but not to be overly worried about the outbreak.
Two Nassau women and one man have become ill within the last week, according to the health department. Officials believe one of the individuals may have been exposed to the bacteria in California, a second was exposed in New York City and the third on either Long Island or in New York City.
Harriett Young, of Wantagh, however, says she won?t be putting tomatoes back on her shopping lists in the foreseeable future.
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