So far, the CDC reports the outbreak has affected five Midwestern states.60 people have been infected and 30 people were hospitalized.
So far, six cases have been reported in the state - as well as several other cases in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and OH - in all regions of IL, the IDPH release stated.
Health officials are linking a multi-state salmonella outbreak to pre-cut melons, including those in fruit salads.
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"If you don't remember where you bought pre-cut melon, don't eat it and throw it away", the CDC said in a statement.
"The investigation is ongoing to determine if products went to additional stores or states", the CDC wrote Friday. Symptoms include diarrhea and abdominal cramps and typically appear between 12 and 72 hours after infection. For some people, though, the diarrhea that accompanies the illness may be severe and require hospitalization. IDPH said the illness usually lasts four to seven days. The elderly, infants, and those with compromised immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.
- If you recently bought some pre-cut melons, you'll want to throw them out depending where they were bought.
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Contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from consuming pre-cut melon. Our Salmonella lawyers have litigated Salmonella cases stemming from outbreaks traced to a variety of foods, such as cantaloupe, tomatoes, ground turkey, salami, sprouts, cereal, peanut butter, and food served in restaurants.
Those products have now been linked by officials to a rash of salmonella infections around the county.
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