At least eight people are dead and 55 have become ill after eating cantaloupes contaminated with listeria, according to federal investigators who are monitoring cases of food poisoning caused by more than 600 pounds of recalled cantaloupe.
The U.S. Centers for DIsease Control and Prevention (CDC) said the number of listeria illnesses from cantaloups may continue to rise and there may be more deaths, despite on-going efforts to track down the potentially contaminated.
Listeria infections can live in the gut for up to two months before the carrier gets ill, and diagnosed cases of listeriosis are typically associated with a death rate of about 25%. Read full article at: http://www.aboutlawsuits.com/cantaloupe-food-poisoning-deaths-rise-21335/
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