Butte County Public Health Department has discovered additional Salmonella cases in an ongoing investigation which was prompted by numerous case reports of the food borne illness.

“More cases have been identified, and all of the cases are in Chico,” stated Mark Lundberg, M.D., Health Officer at Butte County Public Health. “Public Health staff are conducting interviews to determine the source of the outbreak, and to prevent ongoing transmission.”

Since May 14 there have been seven confirmed cases of Salmonella reported to Butte County Public Health. Three of these cases have been hospitalized. The average age of the seven cases is 29 years. In a typical year there are 32 cases of Salmonella reported in all of Butte County.