State health officials investigate Salmonella illnesses in Alaska

Charles Enoch of KTVA 11 reports the Alaska Division of Public Health is investigating salmonella infections in the Bethel area. A team is in Bethel to track down the source of the infection.

bethelLouisa Castrodale is an epidemiologist with the state’s Public Health division.

“It’s not even the end of July and we had gotten about six cases of confirmed salmonella from the Bethel-YK area. That’s a large number of cases for a short amount of time in a smaller location, so we were really concerned there was a common source for these infections,” said Castrodale.