LAS VEGAS — There are now more cases of people in Nevada sickened by the salmonella outbreak linked to tainted cucumbers.
The Southern Nevada Health District in Las Vegas said Wednesday that two more cases have been identified, bringing the total to nine. Six were in Clark County.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has counted 418 people in 31 states who were infected by the strains of salmonella found in cucumbers grown in Mexico and distributed by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce of San Diego.
The San Diego company has recalled its “Limited Edition” brand cucumbers and has said the health and safety of its customers are its highest priority.
Lawsuits have been filed against the company by the victims and their families, including a San Diego woman who died.