10/05/2011 03:11 EDT | Updated 12/05/2011 05:12 EST

Nursing home says salmonella outbreak may have contributed to man's death

MONCTON, N.B. - Officials at a nursing home in Moncton, N.B., are monitoring patients following a bacterial outbreak.

The executive director of the Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home says six patients and one employee have tested positive for salmonella since Sept. 18.

Barbara Tremble Cook says one of the affected patients recently died.

She says the man was being treated for numerous health problems, but salmonella may have been a contributing factor in his death.

She says the home is working with public health officials to try and identify the source of the outbreak.

(News 91.9)