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CDC Final Investigation Update of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to pre-cut melon

Media Statement

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

A CDC final investigation update of a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to pre-cut melon has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/adelaide-06-18/index.html. This outbreak appears to be over.

Updates:

  • There were a total of 77 ill people reported from 9 states, including 36 who were hospitalized.
  • No deaths were reported.
  • The last illness started on July 2, 2018.
  • Information on fruit and vegetable safety can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/features/foodsafetyquiz/index.html.
  • In general, CDC recommends that consumers, restaurants, and retailers choose and handle fruit safely to help prevent foodborne illnesses.
  • Wash hands and food preparation surfaces before and after preparing fruit.
  • Refrigerate pre-cut fruit at 40ºF or colder.

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