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CDC: Two confirmed cases of Listeriosis from Cantaloupe


The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tells the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services that 2 confirmed cases of Listeria in southwest Missouri are associated with the national recall of cantaloupe.

The contaminated cantaloupe was produced by Jensen Farms of Holly Colorado, according to the state's department of health and senior services (DHSS).

DHSS officials say 5 Listeria cases have been referred to the CDC so far for testing. The cases were passed on because they were identified during the recall period, according to state officials.

Of the 2 cases confirmed, DHSS says a 94-year-old has died. Officials say the cause of death has not been determined.

The cantaloupe was shipped nationwide between July 29-September 10, 2011.

Online: Read the original recall notice.

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