The Magnolia Regional Health Center, located in Corinth, Mississippi, has identified Salmonella bacteria in testing done on at least 11 patients since November 28. Some of the people who tested positive required hospitalization for treatment. Nobody has died.
Hospital officials have notified the Mississippi State Health Department, which is investigating the cluster of illnesses. Health department officials are reported to be actively interviewing those who tested positive for Salmonella to find out where, when, and what they may have eaten, in the hopes of identifying a common food item or food source. AP reports that health officials have also taken food samples from at least one local restaurant, though no restaurants have been closed.