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Ohio appears to be the State with most Peanut Butter Salmonella Illnesses and Deaths

Sixty-seven cases of Salmonella poisoning have been reported in Ohio, the most in any state during a nationwide outbreak linked to peanut butter products.  The Ohio Department of Health announced Friday that four deaths (but that was a typo, there is "only" 1) have been reported among the 67 cases and 19 people have been hospitalized.  Across the state, Salmonella has been reported in 26 of 88 counties.  Ohioans who contracted the bacteria have ranged in age from 2 months to 89 years.

The number of ill nationwide has reached nearly 500, over 100 hospitalizations and 8 deaths.  What will this week bring?