There have been two deaths and 141 illnesses attributed to cantaloupes contaminated with Salmonella Bacteria. Less than a year ago there was a listeria outbreak in cantaloupes that caused 29 deaths from multiple states.
According to the Food And Drug Administration the latest salmonella outbreak has been linked to 20 states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin.
Health officials have linked the outbreak to a farm in Southwestern Indiana, officials are urging consumers to discard cantaloupes believed to be from Indiana. Some cantaloupes may have a sticker adhered to them indicating the place of origin. If there is any doubt as to where the fruit was harvested, be safe and discard it.
Salmonella symptoms usually appear after about 12 to 72 hours after being infected, some symptoms may include diarrhea, nausea, fever, headaches, chills and of course possible death.