Throw away pre-cut melon, CDC warns in multistate salmonella outbreak

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CDC: Pre-cut melon linked to salmonella reports in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio

According to Food Safety News, there are 32 cases reported in MI, 11 in IN, 10 in Missouri, six in IL and one in Ohio. The CDC said that 60 people have reportedly been infected with a strain of Salmonella Adelaide, with 31 people hospitalized.

This includes pre-cut melon in salad mixes.

Walmart stores in IL have removed pre-cut melons from their shelves, according to IDPH.

For now the agency is recommending that Missourians discard melon and fruit salads that contain it if it came from Walmart or if they don't remember where it came from.

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.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning OH residents to not eat pre-cut melon from Walmart after an investigation into 60 salmonella cases in five states.

The FDA is working to identify a supplier of pre-cut melon to stores where ill people shopped.

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Those salmonella symptoms usually show up 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food.

Pre-cut melon sold at Walmart stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, or Ohio. The elderly, infants, and those with weak immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

The investigation into the outbreak is expanding rapidly.

Those products have now been linked by officials to a rash of salmonella infections around the county.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there's no need to avoid whole melon at this point.

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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