2 dead, 81 sick from Salmonella in laksa in Malaysia

Health director-general, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, said in a statement that the latest food poisoning cases took the tally to 61 with two deaths so far.

The Kedah health department conducted a detailed examination of the premises that sold the laksa, and found that it had no relation to reports of contaminated iceberg lettuce gone viral on social media recently, he added. 

He said the ministry was still awaiting for the results of food samples sent to the lab, adding that stool samples of patients tested positive for ‘Salmonella spp’.