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Three Australians Die, More Sick in Listeria Outbreak Tied to Melons





Three people have died and 12 others have fallen ill in a national listeria outbreak linked to contaminated rockmelons, and more cases are expected, Australian health authorities said.

The outbreak is linked to the melons, also called cantaloupes, from a grower in the eastern state of New South Wales, the state’s food authority confirmed on its website. The produce company, which has not been named, ceased operations and is investigating.

NSW Health said late Friday that all 15 victims were elderly and were spread nationally from Victoria to Tasmania.

“We can confirm that 13 of the 15 cases consumed rockmelon before the onset read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com

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