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Salmonella outbreak traced back to single source of eggs

The national salmonella outbreak which has struck down nearly 250 people across Britain could be traced back to a single source of eggs, health investigators have said.

Break-outs have erupted across the country, with 99 cases recorded in Hampshire, 30 in London, 39 in Cheshire and Merseyside, and 54 in the West Midlands.

Earlier this month, three hospital patients affected by the salmonella outbreak in Birmingham died.

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International search for source of Salmonella outbreak

An international search to find the source of a Salmonella outbreak that has so far been linked to three deaths is under way.

Public Health England says all 156 cases it is investigating are linked - and are likely to have come from a single source.

ITV News correspondent Rupert Evelyn reports:

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