Kansas health agency reports five salmonella cases

TOPEKA | The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed five cases of salmonella that might be linked to sprouts from a Nebraska company.

KDHE officials said Friday that all the cases are in northeast Kansas. Agency spokeswoman Maggie Thompson said there were no more details.

The department also said it is investigating a sixth salmonella case to see if it is linked to the other five.

KDHE said it had identified a possible link to sprouts from SunSprout Enterprises Inc. of Omaha, Neb., but added that laboratory testing hasn't confirmed it yet.

The sprouts also have been linked to salmonella cases in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, and most recover without treatment.