Salmonella Cases Tied To Cantaloupe Rise In Minnesota

(St. Paul, MN) — More salmonella cases tied to contaminated cantaloupes are being reported in Minnesota. The state Department of Health says there are now 20 confirmed cases of the illness, including two deaths. The agency is working with the state Department of Agriculture, the CDC and the FDA to investigate the outbreak. They want to find out if each case was caused by cantaloupes identified during the initial recall or if there were other reasons for each illness. State health officials expect even more cases will be reported in the next few weeks.

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