“A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to cantaloupes grown in southwestern Indiana has killed two people in Kentucky and sickened 141 people nationwide, the Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Indiana State Department of Health have confirmed….”
31 people have been hospitalized, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
A total of 20 states have been affected by the outbreak, FDA reports. Illnesses by state are as follows: Alabama (7), Arkansas (3), California, (2), Georgia (1), Illinois (17), Indiana (13), Iowa (7), Kentucky (50), Michigan (6), Minnesota (3), Missouri (9), Mississippi (2), New Jersey (1), North Carolina (3), Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (6), Texas (1) and Wisconsin (2).
Other reports indicate that there are currently 141 illnesses linked to the Indiana Cantaloupe Outbreak. See Cantaloupe, a Deadly Fruit – Again.
As of the date/time of this posting, the identify of the farm or source of the outbreak has not been disclosed, but we do know the farm is located in Southwest Indiana. Similarly, we do not know the name(s) of the grocery store(s) that sold the Cantaloupe to the public. The investigation continues…