2 deaths, 204 sickened, 79 hospitalized from Salmonella in Cantaloupe

Posted on September 3, 2012 by


A total of 204 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 22 states from cantaloupe, according to the CDC.

The 26 new cases are from 12 states:

Arkansas (2),

Florida (1),

Georgia (1),

Illinois (3),

Indiana (4),

Iowa (1),

Kentucky (7),

Minnesota (1),

Missouri (1),

North Carolina (2),

Ohio (1), and

Tennessee (2).

Among 149 persons for whom information is available, illness onset dates range from July 7, 2012 to August 18, 2012.

Ill persons range in age from less than 1 year to 100 years. 

Fifty-nine percent of ill persons are female. Among 149 persons with available information, 78 (52%) reported being hospitalized. Two deaths have been reported in Kentucky.

Illnesses that occurred after August 7, 2012 might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill and when the illness is reported.


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