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UPDATE: Three Wisconsin Residents Sick From Salmonella Poisoning

UPDATED Tuesday, August 2, 2011 --- 4:00 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The state health department says the three Wisconsin residents with salmonella poisoning connected to a national outbreak possibly involving ground turkey have recovered.

The two adults and one infant live in Dane, Kenosha and Milwaukee counties.

State Department of Health Services spokeswoman Beth Kaplan says one person was hospitalized but all have recovered. They were sick between April and early June.

Only one had exposure to ground turkey. Kaplan says all are linked because they had the same strain of salmonella that has sickened 73 others in 26 states altogether.

One person has died but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released no details about the death.

The government is still investigating who produced the meat and has not initiated a recall.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

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UPDATED Tuesday, August 2, 2011 --- 2:35 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The state health department says the three Wisconsin residents with salmonella poisoning connected to a national outbreak possibly involving ground turkey have recovered.

The two adults and one infant live in Dane, Kenosha and Milwaukee counties.

State Department of Health Services spokeswoman Beth Kaplan says one person was hospitalized but all have recovered. They were sick between April and early June.

Seventy-six people in 26 states have been made sick from the same strain of the disease and one person has died. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released no details about the death.

The government is still investigating who produced the meat and has not initiated a recall.

The state's Division of Public Health is monitoring reported salmonella poisoning for additional cases associated with this outbreak.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

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Posted Tuesday, August 2, 2011 --- 1:00 p.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Three people in Wisconsin were sickened from salmonella poisoning that appears to be linked to eating ground turkey.

The government is still investigating who produced the meat and has not initiated a recall.

Seventy-six people in 26 states have been made sick from the same strain of the disease and one person has died. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not say where the person who died became sick and released no details about the death.

The illnesses date back to March and are spread all over the country.

The states with the highest number sickened were Michigan and Ohio, 10 illnesses each, while nine illnesses were reported in Texas. Illinois had seven, California six and Pennsylvania five.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.


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