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CDC: Salmonella Illnesses Spread To 16 States

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Sixteen states have now been hit with salmonella food poisoning that was first linked to uncooked tomatoes.

Investigations by the Departments of Health in Texas and New Mexico and the U.S. Indian Health Service have tied 56 cases in Texas and 55 in New Mexico to raw tomatoes.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says another 50 people have been sickened by the same infection in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

At least 23 people have been hospitalized, although no deaths have been reported.

Officials have not determined the source of the tomatoes responsible for the illnesses.


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