Salmonella: What you need to know following the pre-cut melon recall

Salmonella: What you need to know following the pre-cut melon recall

Salmonella: What you need to know following the pre-cut melon recall

Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five states.

They were distributed by Caito Foods to stores in eight states: Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.

Pre-cut melon from Walmart stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio.

Right now, Walmart, Costco. Pre-cut melon purchased at Kroger, Jay C or Payless stores in IN or MI should also be thrown away. A separate salmonella outbreak from backyard chickens has sickened 124 people across 36 states, NBC News reports. The signs of the disease start showing within a few hours and can last for around 4-7 days.

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.

Children younger than 5, adults older than 65, and people with weak immune systems are most in danger of severe illness. Healthy individuals infected with Salmonella can experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.

Caito Foods recalled the affected products June 8.

Six cases reported in IL matched a multi-state outbreak strain, IDPH said.

Pre-cut melon purchased at Kroger, Jay C or Payless stores in IN and MI. Some cases require hospitalization and the illness can be fatal. It only applies to pre-cut melon and fruit salad mixes containing melon.

The people who became sick reported eating pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon or mixed fruit salad that had melon in it. Therefore, it is recommended that people not eat pre-cut melon from Walmart stores anywhere in IL. The products were sold in clear plastic containers.

"The investigation is ongoing to determine if products went to additional stores or states", the CDC said. This is risky enough to lead to death unless the patient receives immediate treatment with antibiotics.

Luckily, the death toll is still null, so far.

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