11 N.H. salmonella cases linked to Ohio hatchery


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire health officials say all 11 cases of salmonella treated since March are linked to the purchase of chicks from an Ohio hatchery.

The 11 patients - ranging in age from infants to 69 - became ill between late March and early July. Officials say two were hospitalized and all have recovered.

Authorities say all the cases stemmed from the purchase of chicks from various local farm supplies, but all the chicks came from the Mt. Healthy Hatcheries in Ohio.

The hatchery has been linked to an ongoing outbreak of salmonella in multiple states as well as outbreaks in 2011 and 2012, health officials say.

Typical symptoms of salmonella infection are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Health officials say children and the elderly are at higher risk.


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