By Sarah Snyder
ECTOR COUNTY - The Texas Department of State Health Services has reported a case of Salmonella in Ector County.
DSHS, along with state and federal health officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella due to raw tomatoes.
The types of tomatoes to watch out for are roma tomatoes, red plum, and round red tomatoes. However, cooking them at 145 degrees for at least 15 seconds will kill the germs. The FDA says raw cherry and grape tomatoes, and those still attached to the vine are not affected.
So far, 65 cases have been reported in Texas including the case in Ector County. Nationwide, there are 228 cases.