Health officials recommend people throw away any pre-cut melon from Walmart stores anywhere in IL and say additional grocery stores may be added as the investigation continues.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials are working alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify the precise source of the outbreak.
A new salmonella outbreak is linked to pre-cut melons sold at Illinois Walmart stores.
Symptoms of a salmonella infection can appear within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed.
This includes pre-cut melon in salad mixes.
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Both stores have removed all cut melon associated with this outbreak, MI health officials say. Since 2017, CDC has stepped up educating people about the dangers of backyard flocks. Some people could end up with severe diarrhea that requires a hospital trip. It's recommended that you do not eat any pre-cut melons from Walmart stores anywhere in the state. IN has had 11 sickened, while Missouri has had 10, OH has had one case and IL six.
State officials are urging consumers to throw away any potentially contaminated food after cut melon was linked to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella. The people impacted were ages 1 to 97-years-old. The elderly, infants, and those with compromised immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.
Salmonellosis is caused by the salmonella bacteria. Individuals who believe they may have become ill with Salmonella should contact their health care provider. Walmart and Kroger are cooperating fully with the investigation and have removed all cut melon associated with this outbreak.
This investigation is expanding rapidly.
Most people recover from a salmonella infection without treatment.