MI part of multistate outbreak of Salmonella

The CDC is advising people in five states to throw away pre-cut melon from certain stores after a salmonella outbreak. ] from Wikimedia Commons

Massive salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chicken flocks

Both stores have removed all cut melon associated with this outbreak, MI health officials say. The CDC said it is working to identify a common supplier that might be the original source.

The investigation into the outbreak is expanding rapidly.

Of the 60 cases of reported salmonella infection, 31 have resulted in hospitalization. So far, 60 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported in five states, including 32 cases in MI.

Last year, the CDC reported the largest number of salmonella illnesses linked to backyard flocks after the lifestyle trend emerged across the country.

A warning about a salmonella outbreak that's apparently linked to pre-cut melons that were sold at Walmart and other stores in the Midwest. Consumers who have purchased pre-cut melon, including fruit salads mixed with melon, are urged not to eat it and throw it away.

Walmart stores in IL have removed pre-cut melons linked to this outbreak from their shelves. The CDC is not recommending people avoid whole melons.

MI is part of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella.

Of the 124 cases, 21 people have been hospitalized but no deaths have been reported. No deaths have been confirmed to date.

Illnesses were reported from April 30 to May 28, and the people affected range in age from younger than 1 year old to 97 years old. They include cramps, fever and diarrhea and while most healthy people can recover without seeking medical care, babies, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems may suffer from a more severe form of illness, the release said.

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