Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon sold at Walmart, Costco, Kroger

Lynette PayneJun 09, 2018

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.

Thirty-one people have been hospitalized in this outbreak, the CDC said, and no deaths have been reported.

Other states included in this outbreak include Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio.

Both stores have removed all cut melon associated with this outbreak, MI health officials say.

So far all the illnesses in Missouri have been traced to melon purchased at Walmart stores, but the CDC said the investigation is ongoing and the alert may expand to include other chains.

Health officials say only pre-cut melons have been linked at this time and recommend consumers buy whole melons.

A multistate salmonella outbreak has been linked to cut melons, and most of the illnesses have been reported in MI and Indiana.

Health officials are investigating a multi-state outbreak of salmonella linked to the consumption of pre-cut melons purchased at grocery stores.

IL cases range in age from 23 to 87 years and have been reported in all regions of the state. "If you have recently eaten pre-cut melon from a Walmart store and experience diarrhea, fever, and cramps, contact your health care provider". Therefore, it is recommended that people not eat pre-cut melon from Walmart stores anywhere in IL. The illness usually lasts four to seven days.

The investigation into the outbreak is expanding rapidly.

Most people recover from a salmonella infection without treatment. The elderly, infants, and those with compromised immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness. In rare cases, salmonella infection can cause death when a person is not treated promptly with antibiotics.

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