MI part of multistate outbreak of Salmonella

  • MI part of multistate outbreak of Salmonella

MI part of multistate outbreak of Salmonella

The Centers for Disease Control is tracking a multi-state outbreak of salmonella linked to pre-cut melon that has already sickened 60 people, including 10 in Missouri.

Other states included in this outbreak include Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. If you have eaten pre-cut melon and have diarrhea, fever, and cramps, contact your health care provider. The CDC is not recommending people avoid whole melons. IN and MI residents are also advised to throw away melon from Kroger, Jay C, or Payless stores after the outbreaks, according to a CDC press release Friday. The CDC said it is working to identify a common supplier that might be the original source.

Walmart settled lawsuits in 2014 with the families of some of the 33 people who died of listeria infections traced to cantaloupes from Colorado that the retailer sold.

The departments are urging anyone who purchased pre-cut melon at either Walmart or Kroger to throw it away.

Walmart and Kroger have removed all cut melon associated with the outbreak. Illnesses started on dates ranging from April 30, 2018 to May 28, 2018, and cases range in age from less than 1 to 97 years old. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment. In rare cases, salmonella infection can cause death when a person is not treated promptly with antibiotics.

The investigation into the outbreak is expanding rapidly.