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Salmonella outbreak investigated in north west Wales

An outbreak of salmonella is being investigated in north west Wales, health officials said today.

A statement from Public Health Wales said a total of 22 people had been diagnosed with salmonella since mid July, with five of the cases requiring hospital treatment.

The outbreak is centred in Conwy and Gynedd.

"Anyone who lives in, or has visited, north west Wales since the middle of July and is experiencing diarrhoea, stomach cramps, vomiting and fever should contact their GP or NHS Direct Wales on 0845 4647," the statement urged.