Oregon infant among salmonella cases



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon public health official says a Portland infant was among the 77 people nationwide infected with a strain of salmonella apparently linked to ground turkey.

Dr. William Keene says the child was hospitalized for eight days in June, and is now recovered.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one person has died from the outbreak, but officials are not saying where.

Keene says the investigation is focusing on one processing plant, but he is not saying where that plant is.

Keene adds that tests consistently show 7 percent of raw turkey samples in Oregon are contaminated with salmonella, so it’s important to handle it properly — cooking it thoroughly and washing hands, cutting boards and anything else that comes in contact with it.