Health
9:31 am
Wed August 3, 2011

Ohio Reports 10 Sickened in Salmonella Outbreak

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ten people in Ohio have been sickened with salmonella poisoning in a national outbreak authorities say appears linked to eating ground turkey.

An overall 77 cases in 26 states have been reported. One person has died, but not in Ohio. The state is among those with the highest number of cases. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Health says people became sick from April 22 to June 26.

An 11-year-old girl in Montgomery County and a 7-year-old boy in Warren County are among the reported cases. Three were reported in Cuyahoga County, which includes Cleveland. Neighboring Lorain, Lake and Summit counties had reported illnesses. And the counties that include Columbus and Toledo also reported one case each. The federal government has declined to identify the meat's producer or being a recall.

With safety in mind, the Children’s Medical Center of Dayton says the recent salmonella outbreak cases are a good reminder to take caution when handling and preparing foods. For tips and more children’s health and safety information, visit their website at www.childrensdayton.org.