Salmonella outbreak brings early end to school year

ROOTSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - An outbreak of salmonella at a northeast Ohio elementary school has brought an early end to the school year.

Portage County health commissioner Dr. Kenneth Rupp says since there was only two days left before summer vacation, the decision was made to shut down Rootstown Elementary school.

By Tuesday, six kindergartners and a sixth-grader had tested positive for salmonella bacteria. None needed to be hospitalized.

Generally, salmonella is associated with food contamination. In this case, though, eggs and an incubator given to the kindergarten class may be the culprit.

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