District Reports Salmonella Case in Tomato-Related Outbreak

Associated Press
Friday, June 13, 2008; 3:00 PM

The District of Columbia has reported its first case of salmonella linked to the current tomato-related outbreak.

The D.C. Department of Health said a resident tested positive for Salmonella Saintpaul, the uncommon type of salmonella that has sickened at least 228 other people in 23 states.

Officials say the resident appears to have eaten many tomatoes recently.

The Food and Drug Administration has not pinpointed the source of the outbreak. The FDA is advising consumers to avoid raw red plum, red Roma or red round tomatoes, unless they were grown in specific states or countries that the FDA has cleared.

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