Health Department: Salmonella Case Found in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state Department of Health has confirmed a case of salmonella in North Dakota matching a national outbreak that has sickened nearly 350 people across 30 states.
The department said Wednesday the case was in Burleigh County, which includes Bismarck. Federal officials say cucumbers distributed by a San Diego-based company are a likely source of the infections.
Laura Cronquist is an epidemiologist with the state Health Department. She says the agency recently found that the cucumbers were distributed to more than 100 customers, which could include retailers and restaurants, in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce has recalled "Limited Edition" brand cucumbers.
Federal officials say there have also been three reported cases of salmonella in Wyoming, 10 in Montana and 12 in Minnesota.