The Iowa Department of Public Health is reporting another outbreak of food-related illness. Ann Garvey is the Deputy State Epidemiologist, who says Woodbury County has one reported case of salmonella.
Cerro Gordo County reporte the most cases at four, and there were reports of three cases each in Polk and Webster counties. All of the other counties each reported one case.
While the strain of salmonella has been linked to chicken and eggs, they haven't narrowed down any other link between the cases.
The salmonella cases come as the Health Department is trying to find the cause of an outbreak of the normally rare cyclospora in Iowa and other states. Garvey says there's no connection between the two.
Cyclospora is caused by a parasite that is often carried by tainted fruits or vegetables. You can find out more about food-borne illnesses and how to prevent them at the Iowa Department of Public Health's website.
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