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9 Wisconsinites sickened in salmonella outbreak


State health officials now say nine people in Wisconsin are among those sickened by a salmonella outbreak in 19 states.

Four cases have been documented in Milwaukee County with five additional cases in Waukesha County. The latest case was the first in the city of Milwaukee. At least three of the eight people were hospitalized. Health officials say they're monitoring for additional cases and are assisting in the federal investigation by interviewing patients about their food history.

The Food and Drug Administration is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify the source. It may be linked to sushi and investigators are focusing on spicy tuna rolls as "highly suspect."

At least 93 cases of salmonella have been confirmed across the country as of Thursday.

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