LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Public health officials say a Louisville
woman contracted a salmonella infection as part of a nationwide
outbreak being linked to tomatoes.
The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness
says the woman became ill in May and has since recovered. Officials
did not identify the woman.
The department says the Louisville case is the first in Kentucky
linked to the outbreak.
Louisville health officials say the woman's illness had the same
"genetic fingerprint" of the salmonella strain that has infected
at least 228 people across the country since April.
Symptoms associated with salmonella infections include diarrhea,
fever and abdominal cramps.
Louisville officials say local grocery stores and restaurants
have voluntarily removed varieties of raw tomatoes associated with
the outbreak. Those are raw red plum, red Roma and round red
tomatoes, and products containing those raw tomatoes.