Death toll from contaminated cantaloupes up to 21, Indiana effected

UNITED STATES, Ind.--The death toll from contaminated cantaloupes, is up to 21 people, that includes a victim from Indiana this week.

The melons have a form of bacteria called Listeria. The Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention now says at least 109 cases have been reported in 24 states, and there could be more since the disease can take up to two months to develop in a person.

The cantaloupe grower has recalled its melons, and they should be off store shelves by now.


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