CDC Searching for Source of Contamination
US health officials are reporting that a salmonella outbreak, which began in September 2008, has to date left 388 people sick in 42 states, with 18 percent requiring hospitalization.
The source of the outbreak is not yet known, although the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are trying to track it. The agency said that the most common sources of this type of salmonella - salmonella typhimurium - are poultry, eggs, and cheese.
JAN-07-09: Salmonella outbreak sickens 388 across U.S. [REUTERS: SALMONELLA OUTBREAK SICKENS 388]