Muskegon Co. health officials see salmonella cases

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — Health officials in Muskegon County say they’re investigating a suspected salmonella outbreak.

The Muskegon Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1apaRs3 ) that as of Tuesday officials said they’ve received 15 laboratory-confirmed cases of salmonella.

An infection can cause diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps after exposure.

The county’s Public Health agency Director Ken Kraus says officials haven’t yet determined the source of the possible outbreak or whether cases are related.

The department got notice of the first seven cases Friday. One of the 15 cases involves an Ottawa County resident and the rest are from Muskegon County.

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Online:

http://www.cdc.gov/salmonella

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Information from: The Muskegon Chronicle, http://www.mlive.com/muskegon

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