Douglas County Health Department has been working to determine the source of salmonella cases in Nebraska.

As of Friday, February 27, 2009, 14 cases had been confirmed, with the majority in Douglas County. The cases were reported in early February.

According to Dr. Joann Schaefer, Chief Medical Officer, the cases have the same kind of bacteria and may come from the same or similar source.  She said the strain of salmonella in these cases does not match the strain that, earlier this year, was traced to peanut butter and peanut paste.