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< Obit - Jessy Dixon
Sep 27, 2011 18:08
Category: Religious News

Listeria - Cantaloupe

     WASHINGTON (AP) - Health officials say as many as 16 people have
died from possible listeria illnesses traced to Colorado
cantaloupes, the deadliest food outbreak in more than a decade.
     The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that
72 illnesses and 13 deaths are linked to the tainted fruit. State
and local officials say they are investigating three additional
deaths that may be connected.
     The death toll released by the CDC Tuesday - including newly
confirmed deaths in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Texas -
surpassed the number of deaths linked to an outbreak of salmonella
in peanuts almost three years ago. Nine people died in that
outbreak.
     Last week the CDC reported deaths in Colorado, New Mexico,
Oklahoma and Maryland. .