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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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

Via Xinhua :

" At least 13 people had been killed amid 72 sickened in 18 states in listeria outbreak traced to Colorado cantaloupes, making it the most deadly U.S. outbreak of food-borne infection since 1998, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday in a statement posted on its website.

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.

Victims range in age from 35 to 96 years, with an average age of 78. All of the illnesses started on or after July 31."

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