Salmonella outbreak reported in Blue Hill|
Health officials are investigating an outbreak of Salmonella at a care center in Blue Hill. Officials say 17 cases of the illness have been confirmed and two probable or suspect cases have been reported in Blue Hill Care Center residents, staff and visitors. The South Heartland District Health Department says four residents were temporarily hospitalized after showing symptoms. A visitor was also hospitalized. Director Michele Bever says the first cases were reported in early August, and officials are still looking for the source. Beaver said yesterday that they're looking at food as well as potential exposures from pets.