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• The Wall Street Journal this morning reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes that “the rare salmonella strain that has sickened 228 people in 23 states may have contributed to the death of a Texas cancer patient,” and that “there could be more illnesses to come. States are still reporting new cases from the salmonella outbreak that began April 10 and has been linked to fresh tomatoes.”

Government investigators have not yet figured out what has caused the salmonella outbreak.

USA Today reports this morning that “six more states — Florida, Georgia, Missouri, New York, Tennessee and Vermont — reported illnesses related to the outbreak, bringing the number of affected states to 23 … With the latest known illness striking on June 1, officials also are not sure if all the tainted tomatoes are off the market.”

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