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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa State University scientist found evidence that sick hens at farms owned by an Iowa egg producer were "almost certainly" laying eggs contaminated with salmonella months before one of the nation's largest outbreaks of food-borne illness came to light, newly released records show.
Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press
, June 04, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Experts say low-cost vaccines that may have helped prevent the kind of salmonella outbreak that led to the recall of more than a half-billion eggs haven't been given to half the nation's egg-laying hens.
The North Dakota Department of Health and the State Board of Animal Health are warning residents about the risk of salmonella infection from baby birds, including chicks and ducklings, according to Sarah Weninger, epidemiologist with the Department of Health.
The state has spent nearly $38,000 to investigate the cause of 180 salmonella-related illness in McLean and Sheridan counties last summer.
North Dakota Department of Health spokeswoman Loreeta Canton said more than $27,000 went toward staffing and $10,000 for lab fees and travel costs.
Charges will not be filed against an unlicensed caterer whose food tested positive for salmonella and was linked to 180 illnesses.
A unit of the state Health Department voted against charges for Aggie Jennings, who lives on a McLean County farm. Local authorities also said they won’t pursue the case.
Officials are investigating 10 cases of Salmonella Typhimurium in North Dakota associated with a national outbreak, according to Julie Wagendorf, epidemiologist with the North Dakota Department of Health.
North Dakota is among 42 states in a salmonella outbreak that has sickened nearly 400 people.
State Health Department epidemiologist Julie Wagendorf said Thursday the investigation by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention includes seven North Dakota cases of salmonella from Sept. 3 through Dec. 29. The source has not yet been found.
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