Multi-state Salmonella outbreak connected to Walmart pre-cut melons

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

A multistate salmonella outbreak has been linked to cut melons, and most of the illnesses have been reported in MI and Indiana. CDC's advice to consumers may expand to include other stores where contaminated pre-cut melon was sold.

People who reportedly fell ill, obtained their chicks and ducklings from several sources, including feed supply stores, websites, hatcheries and from relatives, the agency said.

MI has reported 32 cases of illness, and IN has reported 11.

Kroger said on Thursday the CDC and the FDA notified them that multiple illnesses have been reported in connection with this outbreak.

Health officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonella linked to the consumption of pre-cut melons purchased at grocery stores. The Illinois Department of Public Health is urging people not to eat any pre-cut melons or fruit salads purchased from any Walmart stores. The CDC is not recommending people avoid whole melons.

Of the 124 cases, 21 people have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported. No deaths have been confirmed to date.

There is only one reported case related to this outbreak in OH thus far.

Illnesses were reported from April 30 to May 28, and the people affected range in age from younger than 1 year old to 97 years old. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.

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