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DeFusco’s Salmonella Zeppoles now linked to 39 ill, 24 hospitalized and 1 death

The Rhode Island Health Department has confirmed that a person who has been hospitalized with salmonella died earlier this month.

Zeppoles made at DeFusco’s bakery in Johnston around St. Joseph’s Day are the cause of a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 38 people in Rhode Island and 1 in Massachusetts. Of those 39 people who have fallen ill, 21 of them have been confirmed to have salmonella. 24 of the 39 have been hospitalized.