CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services says the state is part of a national salmonella outbreak, and has confirmed at least 10 cases.

Federal health officials say 42 states have reported illnesses from the same type of salmonella bacteria, totaling at least 388 nationwide.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is leading the investigation but has not yet released the list of states or determined which foods were may have caused people to become sick.

In New Hampshire, Dr. Jose Montero, the state’s public health director, says the cases vary by age and location. None have been hospitalized.

Information from: WMUR-TV, http://wmur.com

AP-ES-01-08-09 1725EST


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