Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

Postado Junho 09, 2018

MI is part of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it's now investigating 124 cases in 36 states of people becoming infected with the virus after "being linked to contact live poultry in backyard flocks".

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.

It's also important to remember food safety measures if you buy whole melons.

If you bought pre-cut melon at a Walmart in Missouri, throw it away. Now. Several of those people have been hospitalized as a result. The list of states and stores could expand depending on the investigation. Illnesses starts on dates ranging from April 30 to May 28. Sixty cases have been reported in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio.

Salmonella can develop 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated food and usually lasts four to seven days. The elderly, infants, and those with weak immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

Individuals who believe they might have gotten salmonella should contact their health care provider.

On Friday, the grocery chain said they would be removing pre-cut cantaloupe, pre-cut watermelon, and pre-cut melon mixes.

More information and steps to take to reduce the risk of infection can be found on the CDC Salmonella website at www.cdc.gov/salmonella/.