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Health officials warn of salmonella-infected melons

health River Falls,Wisconsin 54022
River Falls Journal
Health officials warn of salmonella-infected melons
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

State officials say two cases of salmonella in Wisconsin can be linked to a multi-state outbreak traced to cantaloupe from southwestern Indiana.

Consumers are being warned not to eat any cantaloupe from that region. People can look at the sticker on the fruit to see from where it originated. If not the sticker, the store selling the fruit can provide origin information.

Salmonella can cause serious and possibly fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others whose immune systems are compromised. Anyone suffering the symptoms of diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain should contact their doctor or nurse practitioner.