Cut melons linked to salmonella outbreak in Michigan, Indiana

Modesto Morganelli
Giugno 9, 2018

It's also important to remember food safety measures if you buy whole melons. All of them reported eating pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon, or a fruit salad mix with one or both of them. IN and MI residents are also advised to throw away melon from Kroger, Jay C, or Payless stores after the outbreaks, according to a CDC press release Friday.

The CDC said Walmart and Kroger stores in the affected states had removed pre-cut melon linked to the outbreak from their shelves.

Of the 60 cases of reported salmonella infection, 31 have resulted in hospitalization.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting six cases of Salmonella that match a multi-state outbreak strain.

The people who took ill came from IL (6), IN (11), MI (32), Missouri (10), and OH (1), the agency said. Illnesses started on dates ranging from April 30, 2018 to May 28, 2018, and cases range in age from less than 1 to 97 years old. They include cramps, fever and diarrhea and while most healthy people can recover without seeking medical care, babies, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems may suffer from a more severe form of illness, the release said. CDC's advice to consumers may expand to include other stores where contaminated pre-cut melon was sold.

More information and steps to take to reduce the risk of infection can be found on the CDC Salmonella website at www.cdc.gov/salmonella/.

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