Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes grown in Ind.

Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes grown in Ind.

Salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupes grown in Ind.

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 18, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 19 at 3:57 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A salmonella outbreak that has sickened 14 people in Indiana and approximately 150 people nationwide may have originated in southwest Indiana.

The United States Department for Public Health says cantaloupes grown in southwestern Indiana are likely the source of a salmonella outbreak that's killed two people in western Kentucky and has made at least 50 more people sick in the bluegrass state.

Health officials are trying to pinpoint exactly where the infected cantaloupes came from.

Until they can figure it out the public is advised against eating any melons that were grown in southwest Indiana. 

Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps within 12 to 72 hours of infection.

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