Wednesday, July 9, 2008

E. coli O157:H7 and now Salmonella?

Poor Colquitt County, Georgia! Not only does this southwest part of the state have to deal with the aftermath of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, but some cases of Salmonella have also been reported in the county.

According to a report in The Moultrie Observer, several cases of Salmonella illness have been found in southwest Georgia – a few of them in Colquitt County. These cases appear not to be linked to the national Salmonella Saintpaul outbreak. They have not yet been traced to a specific source or venue.

Could this be just coincidence, or is it possible that Nebraska Beef might have been supplying Salmonella in addition to E. coli O157:H7 in its meat?

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