Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

09 June, 2018, 21:28 | Author: Veronica Peterson
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So far, 60 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported in five states, including 32 cases in MI. In rare cases, salmonella infection can cause death when a person is not treated promptly with antibiotics.

IDPH said the CDC has notified the state agency that this outbreak has included more hospitalizations than usual. All of them reported eating pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon, or a fruit salad mix with one or both of them.

A Centers for Disease Control investigation determined that the multistate outbreak indicates pre-cut melons and fruit salads are the likely source of the salmonella cases.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting 60 cases of salmonellosis from five states, including OH have been linked to pre-cut melon sold at Kroger and Walmart.

More than 60 people have come down with salmonella after eating pre-cut melon from Walmart, including six people from IL, and may have been distributed at other stores. Signs of illness typically occur within 12 to 72 hours and last for four to seven days.

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Consumers who do not remember what store their pre-cut melon was purchased from should also discard it.

The Illinois Department of Public Health said more people have been hospitalized from this outbreak compared to past ones.

Pre-cut melon sold at Walmart stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, or Ohio. "The CDC is not recommending people avoid whole melons", the state said in a press release. The elderly, infants and people with compromised immune systems have the highest risk for serious illness.

Individuals who believe they might have gotten salmonella should contact their health care provider.

This investigation is expanding rapidly.

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