The steep increase in reported cases of salmonella infections linked to contaminated tomatoes since June 10 is most likely due to better surveillance and reporting by state health departments, and has not been caused by a large number of new infections, Dr. Ian Williams, chief of the OutbreakNet Team for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said during a recent media briefing. “The number of reported ill persons increased markedly mainly because some states improved ...

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