CDC or the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported two deaths, illness, and hospitalizations.


A salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes and pre-cut fruit products has caused at least two fatalities and severe illness in dozens of individuals, prompting heightened concern from leading US health authorities, according to a Fox report.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported 99 cases of illness, with 45 hospitalizations and two confirmed deaths. The outbreak has expanded to 32 states and Canada, with new cases emerging in 17 additional states. The latest onset date recorded was November 10.

Consuming food contaminated with salmonella can lead to food poisoning within 12 to 72 hours, resulting in symptoms lasting 4 to 7 days. These symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. Severe infections are more likely in individuals with weakened immune systems, the elderly, and children under five years of age.

Individuals experiencing symptoms are advised to contact their healthcare provider to report their symptoms and seek appropriate care.

US health officials recalled three more brands of whole and pre-cut cantaloupes Friday as the number of people sickened by salmonella more than doubled this week.

The US Food and Drug Administration’s original recall included Malichita brand whole cantaloupe, Vinyard brand pre-cut cantaloupe and ALDI whole cantaloupe and pre-cut fruit products. Rudy brand whole cantaloupes and Freshness Guaranteed brand and RaceTrac brand pre-cut cantaloupes joined the list Friday.

Health officials say anyone who bought the recalled fruits should throw them away and wash surfaces that touched them with hot, soapy water or in a dishwasher.


Q1. What are symptoms of Cantaloupe salmonella?
A1. Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps within six hour to six days after consuming food contaminated with the bacteria. Illnesses typically last four to seven days.

Q2. Who are vulnerable to Cantaloupe salmonella?
A2. Vulnerable people, including children, people older than 65 and those with weakened immune systems may develop severe illnesses that require medical care or hospitalization.

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