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October 8, 2013

Salmonellosis update: 5 hospitalized, 45 treated, 8 confirmed

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ATHENS —

Probe status

The Alabama Department of Health’s Epidemiology Division is investigating the outbreak, though an official could not comment on the status of the probe Tuesday.

“Our investigation is ongoing, so we cannot comment on anything until we conclude it,” said Mike Tyler, emergency preparedness coordinator for Area II, which includes Limestone, Morgan, Madison, Lawrence, Cullman, Marshall and Jackson counties. He could not estimate how long the investigation would take.

“It varies depending on how many people we have to interview,” Tyler said.

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