29th person dies in cantaloupe listeria outbreak

DENVER (AP) - The death toll in an outbreak of listeria in
cantaloupe has reached 29 after federal health authorities say an
eighth person has died in Colorado.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday
that 139 persons have been sickened or killed in 28 states.
The tainted Colorado cantaloupes have been off store shelves for
weeks now. But the symptoms of listeria can take up to two months
to appear.
Deaths also have been reported in Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland,
Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.
Jensen Farms in Holly, Colo., recalled the cantaloupes Sept. 14.

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