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IN health officials to help investigate salmonella outbreak

IN health officials to help investigate salmonella outbreak

Of those, IDPH said six cases have been identified in IL. IN has had 11 sickened, while Missouri has had 10, OH has had one case and IL six.

Kroger, Walmart, Jay C and Payless stores in the affected states have removed pre-cut melon products tied to the outbreak.

Tainted pre-cut melon has sickened least 60 people throughout the Midwest with Salmonella, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Cases have been reported in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and OH in patients ranging from 23 to 87 years old. "If you bought pre-cut melon from Walmart, IDPH says you should throw it out right away".

IDPH says as the investigation continues, additional grocery stores may be added as well. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.

If you bought pre-cut melon at a Walmart in Missouri, throw it away. Now. The CDC has indicated there have been more hospitalizations with this outbreak than what is typically seen.

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So far, the CDC said, 31 of 60 victims have been hospitalized, though none have died. Young children, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable to severe illness.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now trying to find the supplier to affected stores.

Retailers should not sell or serve recalled pre-cut melon products distributed by Caito Foods Distribution, Gordon Food Service, and SpartanNash Distribution.

Salmonellosis is caused by the salmonella bacteria.

The people who became sick reported eating pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon or mixed fruit salad that had melon in it.