Salmonella Outbreak Strikes in Howard County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - The salmonella outbreak strikes in Howard County.

Two cases have been reported there.

Howard County now joins Ector County, bringing the total to 4 in our area.

Across the state, there are more than 350 confirmed cases since mid-April.

It all stems from an outbreak of salmonella in raw tomatoes.

The Health Department is asking everyone to limit how much they eat, and to only certain tomatoes, cherry and grape, red, raw roma and red plum tomatoes.

Those sold still on the vine, or grown at home are also considered safe.

Another thing to watch, many restaurants use raw tomatoes to make fresh salsa, guacamole, and pico de gallo.