8 Nebraskans sickened from tainted eggs

Eight Nebraska cases of salmonella have been linked to the nationwide egg recall.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services spokeswoman Marla Augustine says five people who became ill after eating tainted eggs were initially hospitalized, but all were released. The illnesses affected six women and two men ranging in age from 21 to 93.

The cases were found in May, June and July. Augustine says investigators are having a hard time linking illnesses to the recall of 380 million eggs produced by Iowa-based Wright County Egg because the salmonella strain involved is common.

The Nebraska cases include the following counties: three from Douglas, one from Sarpy, one from Dodge, one from Lancaster, one from Buffalo and one from Furnas.

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