Salmonellosis from cantaloupe melons in Kentucky, USA

Cantaloupe melons grown in southwestern Indiana are thought to be the cause of an outbreak of salmonella infections in Kentucky. At least 50 people have become ill and 2 have died since early July 2012. The same strain of this bacteria is associated with cases of salmonellosis in other states.

Public health officials are advising the public to avoid purchasing and consuming melons grown in southwestern Indiana.

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