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At least three salmonella cases linked to West Lafayette grocery store

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 13:27:08-04

WEST LAFAYETTE — A small cluster of salmonella cases linked to a grocery store in West Lafayette is under investigation by the county and state health departments.

At least three confirmed cases and eight people with symptoms have been linked to the La Aldea Grocery Store, at 2801 Klondike Road, according to the Tippecanoe County Health Department.

Anyone who ate or drank at the grocery store between Sept. 7 and Thursday and is experiencing symptoms of salmonella is asked to contact the health department at 765-423-9222, extension 1, according to a press release.

Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps, according to the release. It is usually transmitted to people when they eat food with the bacteria but can be transmitted through contact with animals or their environment.

The Indiana State Department of Health is assisting the country health department with the investigation, according to the release.