1. Outbreak

    Deadly Cantaloupes Kill Four People

    An operator of a fruit and vegetable stand near Denver holds a California-grown cantaloupe for sale at her business on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. Federal and state officials have isolated a deadly outbreak of listeria to one cantaloupe farm near Holly, Colo. They have ordered a recall of 300,000 cases of melons grown on the Jensen Farms. Only California-grown cantaloupe could be found in Denver markets. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

    Ed Andrieski / AP Photo

    Four people have died in a listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupes from Colorado. Thirty-five people have been sickened in 10 states, and two more may have died from the outbreak: The Centers for Disease Control is currently investigating their deaths. The bad melons have been traced to Jensen Farms in Holly, Colorado, which recalled the cantaloupes last week after learning of the deaths. It had shipped the fruits to states ranging from New Mexico to New York. The number of ill people could grow because listeria can incubate for a month. It generally sickens older people—the median age in the recent deaths is 81.

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