(DES MOINES) Over the past several weeks, the Iowa Department of Public Health and local public health agencies have received 26 reports in 19 counties of illness linked to a relatively uncommon strain of Salmonella.
This particular strain of Salmonella is often associated with improperly cooking poultry or eggs. While the symptoms of Salmonella infection are similar to those of Cyclospora infection (diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, etc.), these recently reported cases of Salmonellosis are not related to the cyclosporiasis outbreak.
Counties included in the case reports include Allamakee (1), Black Hawk (1), Buena Vista (1), Cerro Gordo (4), Des Moines (1), Humboldt (1), Jasper (1), Kossuth (1), Madison (1), Mahaska (1), Marshall (1), Muscatine (1), Polk (3), Scott (1), Sioux (1), Story (1), Union (1), Webster (3), Woodbury (1).