Second case of salmonella confirmed |

Second case of salmonella confirmed

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” Colorado health officials have confirmed a second case of salmonella that’s part of a nationwide Federal Drug Administration recall of certain raw, red tomatoes.

Health officials on Tuesday said a person living in Otero County in southwestern Colorado has been sickened by the strain of salmonella found in tainted tomatoes distributed in at least 16 states.

The first Colorado case linked to the recall was reported Monday in Weld County.

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections particularly in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Other symptoms include fever, diarrhea nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.