Colorado Seeks Federal Help with Salmonella Outbreak

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Denver (AP) Gov. Bill Ritter is asking the federal government for help with the salmonella outbreak in Alamosa that has sickened more than 200 people.

Ritter has asked the department of health and human services for help from its experts.

Tests have confirmed that the outbreak of salmonella is linked to the city's drinking water source. The southern Colorado town of 8,500 draws its water from wells tapping the aquifer.

More than 200 have been stricken. Nine people were hospitalized and one person is still in the hospital.

Officials don't know how the water was contaminated. The city planned to start disinfecting the water system Tuesday by flushing large volumes of chlorine through the pipes.

KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 16985096 -
Gray Television, Inc.