Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Indiana Cantaloupes

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(KTVI)-An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium has been linked to cantaloupes grown on a farm in southwest Indiana.  According to the the llinois Department of Public Health, a total of 141 people in 20 states have been infected with Salmonella because of  this outbreak. Onset dates range from July 7, 2012 to August 4, 2012.  There are 17 reported Illinois cases in 11 counties. Eight people have been hospitalized.

According to the Center for Disease Control And Prevention’s website, nine people have become s infected in Missouri. Two deaths have been reported in Kentucky.

The CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue to investigate.

A sticker on the fruit often identifies where it was grown. If the sticker on your cantaloupe says southwestern Indiana, discard it. If no sticker is present, contact the store where you bought  the cantaloupe to ask about its source.

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