Cantaloupes Linked to Salmonella

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Cantaloupes Linked to Salmonella

Indiana and Kentucky health officials are investigating farms, distributors and retailers after a recent salmonella outbreak that killed two and affected at least 141 in 20 states.

The outbreak is linked to cantaloupe that was grown in southwestern Indiana. On Friday, officials advised all Indiana residents to discard any cantaloupe that was purchased since July 7.

Over one-third of the salmonella cases occurred in Kentucky, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

During their investigation, officials questioned 24 ill patients and found that 18 consumed cantaloupes prior to becoming sick. Shortly after, bacteria was discovered in two cantaloupes a purchased at a grocery store.

Health officials advise consumers to throw away any melons from Indiana.

Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, vomiting and cramps. Symptoms typically develop between 12 and 72 hours after consumption of contaminated food.

Salmonella poisoning typically lasts between four and seven days, unless it is a severe case in which a patient is usually hospitalized.

2013-12-02T18:49:40+00:00 December 2nd, 2013|Product Liability|

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