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Salmonella outbreak investigated
Salmonella bacteria
Salmonella poisoning causes sickness and diarrhoea
An investigation is being carried out in Jersey after an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning.

Health officials said the source of the outbreak was believed to be an outside event which took place in the island a few weeks ago.

Spokeswoman Val Cameron told BBC News two people were admitted to hospital with symptoms last week.

Nine people are said to have been infected so far, but more people could be at risk.

It is thought the salmonella was caused by pasteurised egg whites, although the Heath Department has not released the name of the event or the company involved.

The Food Standards Agency in the UK has been informed and a full investigation is to be carried out.

People affected by salmonella normally suffer sickness and diarrhoea.

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