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88 Sick, 17 Dead in Listeria Cantaloupe Outbreak – Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas in Lead

The CDC has totaled 84 persons infected with any of the four outbreak-associated strains of Listeria monocytogenes from 19 states.   The number of infected persons identified in each state is as follows: Alabama (1), Arkansas (1) California (1), Colorado (17), Illinois (1), Indiana (2), Kansas (5), Maryland (1), Missouri (3), Montana (1), Nebraska (6), New Mexico (13), North Dakota (1), Oklahoma (11), Texas (14), Virginia (1), West Virginia (1), Wisconsin (2), and Wyoming (2).  Fifteen deaths have been reported: 3 in Colorado, 1 in Kansas, 1 in Maryland, 1 in Missouri, 1 in Nebraska, 5 in New Mexico, 1 in Oklahoma, and 2 in Texas. State and local health departments in these and other states are investigating other listeriosis illnesses to determine if they are part of this outbreak.

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I differ in those numbers by adding in:

Idaho – 1 Ill

Kansas – 2 Ill, 1 Dead

Montana – 1 Ill

Wyoming – 1 Dead