SANTA FE, New Mexico – The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating a string of 19 Salmonella cases across the state since the beginning of May.
The Associated Press reported that while several people have been hospitalized, no deaths have been reported.
Staff members from the Indian Health Service, the Navajo Nation, New Mexico Environment Department and environmental health departments in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County also are working on the investigation, the news service reported.
"We have alerted physicians and hospitals around the state to be on the lookout for people presenting with fever and diarrhea and to test those people for Salmonella," Dr. Mike Landen, deputy state epidemiologist, told the AP.