Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Includes Illinois

09 June, 2018, 21:27 | Author: Lillian Steele
  • The CDC is advising people in five states to throw away pre-cut melon from certain stores after a salmonella outbreak. ] from Wikimedia Commons

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting 60 cases of Salmonella in five states including IL. The CDC said that 60 people have reportedly been infected with a strain of Salmonella Adelaide, with 31 people hospitalized.

Customers who purchased the melon from the company's IN and MI store locations should not consume them and return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.

The includes melons you might buy in a fruit salad.

Walmart and Kroger are cooperating with the investigation and have removed all cut melon associated with the outbreak.

The CDC says the outbreak is linked to pre-cut melon. The CDC said it is working to identify a common supplier that might be the original source.

WREX is reporting, "The Illinois Department of Public Health is urging people to not eat pre-cut melon from any Walmart store in Illinois".

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Symptoms of a salmonella infection can appear within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed. Most people affected by salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and recover without treatment.

Consumers who bought pre-cut melon from Walmart or Kroger, including fruit salad mixes with melon, should throw it away, officials said. "If you have recently purchased pre-cut melon from Walmart, throw it out".

The pre-cut melons have been removed from Walmart store shelves in IL. Whole melons are not included. The elderly, infants and people with compromised immune systems have the highest risk for serious illness.

Salmonellosis is caused by the salmonella bacteria.

Individuals who believe they might have gotten salmonella should contact their health care provider.

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