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Salmonella outbreak linked to cut melon at Walmart, Kroger

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Gustavo Carr | 09 June, 2018, 10:49

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been 60 cases reported in five states, including Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio.

People who reportedly fell ill, obtained their chicks and ducklings from several sources, including feed supply stores, websites, hatcheries and from relatives, the agency said.

Other states included in this outbreak include Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio.

MI is part of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella.

The CDC says the outbreak is linked to pre-cut melon. The Illinois Department of Public Health is urging people not to eat any pre-cut melons or fruit salads purchased from any Walmart stores.

Walmart settled lawsuits in 2014 with the families of some of the 33 people who died of listeria infections traced to cantaloupes from Colorado that the retailer sold. Most bought their pre-cut melon at Walmart or Kroger stores.

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MI has reported 32 cases of illness, and IN has reported 11.

Officials say the IL salmonella cases linked to pre-cut melon affected people ages 23 to 87. Therefore, it is recommended that people not eat pre-cut melon from Walmart stores anywhere in IL.

Illnesses were reported from April 30 to May 28, and the people affected range in age from younger than 1 year old to 97 years old. Signs of illness typically occur within 12 to 72 hours and last for four to seven days.

Elderly people, infants and anyone with weak immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.

If you or a family member became ill with a Salmonella infection, including Reactive Arthritisor Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), after consuming food and you're interested in pursuing a legal claim, contact the Marler Clark Salmonella attorneys for a free case evaluation.

Individuals who believe they might have gotten salmonella should contact their health care provider. The list of states and stores could expand depending on the investigation.