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At least 13 killed in Listeria outbreak in U.S.

09-28-2011 10:03 BJT

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- At least 13 people had been killed in Listeria outbreak traced to Colorado cantaloupes, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

An operator of a fruit and vegetable stand near Denver holds a California-grown
cantaloupe for sale at her business on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011. Federal and state
officials have isolated a deadly outbreak of listeria to one cantaloupe farm near
Holly, Colo. They have ordered a recall of 300,000 cases of melons grown on the
Jensen Farms. Only California-grown cantaloupe could be found in Denver markets.
(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Of the 13 deaths, four were in New Mexico, two were in Colorado, two were in Texas, and there was one each in Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

All of the illnesses started on or after July 31.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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