Massive salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chicken flocks

Massive salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chicken flocks

The CDC indicated that pre-cut melons, including fruit salads, are a likely source of this multistate outbreak. The FDA is working to identify a supplier of pre-cut melon to stores connected to the outbreak.

There have been 60 people infected with the outbreak strain reported in five states, including 32 cases in MI. Several of those people have been hospitalized as a result.

Kroger has announced a melon recall that will impact customers in IN and MI.

Michigan's Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services have issued a warning about a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon.

If you're an OH resident and purchased pre-cut melon from Walmart, or don't remember where you bought the pre-cut melon, throw it away. Both chains are cooperating with the investigation and have removed fruit associated with the outbreak from their shelves.

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To date, 60 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported in five states, including 32 cases in MI.

The illnesses reported so far began on April 30 with the last instance reported May 28. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps.

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

"This investigation is moving rapidly". In rare cases, Salmonella infection can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.

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