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Illinois Outbreak Of Salmonella Linked To Walmart

10 June 2018

Separately, the CDC is reporting an outbreak of salmonella linked to backyard chickens that had made 124 people in 36 states sick.

According to the CDC, at least 60 people have fallen ill in five states - six in IL, 11 in IN, 32 in MI, 10 in Missouri and one in Ohio.

The CDC said the pre-cut melon was supplied by Caito Foods in Indianapolis.

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

IDPH says as the investigation continues, additional grocery stores may be added as well. Those sickened often develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated food.

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On Thursday, the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration informed The Kroger Co. that multiple illnesses have been reported in connection with the outbreak, and a third-party supplier is cooperating with the investigation.

Health officials say only pre-cut melons have been linked at this time and recommend consumers buy whole melons. Most often, however, people recover from a salmonella infection without medical attention. Several of those people have been hospitalized as a result.

People who ate those pre-cut melon products began falling ill with the salmonella adelaide strain of the bacteria in late April, and hospitalization spiked two weeks later, with patients ranging from an infant to a 97-year-old. Make sure to wash the melons before you start cutting. Marler Clark is the only law firm in the nation with a practice focused exclusively on foodborne illness litigation.

Salmonella is a very common cause of food poisoning.

Illinois Outbreak Of Salmonella Linked To Walmart