19 Oct '11, 6am

25 dead in listeria outbreak in cantaloupe

25 dead in listeria outbreak in cantaloupe

Twenty-five deaths in 12 states are now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, the deadliest known outbreak of food-borne illness in the United States in more than 25 years. -- PHOTO: AFP WASHINGTON (AP) - Twenty-five deaths in 12 states are now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, the deadliest known outbreak of food-borne illness in the United States in more than 25 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday that 123 people have been sickened, including those who died. The tainted Colorado cantaloupes should be off of store shelves by now, but the number of illnesses may continue to grow, as the symptoms of listeria can take up to two months to appear. The CDC on Tuesday confirmed a sixth death in Colorado and a second in New York. Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming have also reported deaths.

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