Last year, the CDC reported the largest number of salmonella illnesses linked to backyard flocks after the lifestyle trend emerged across the country.
They are pulling them due to a possible contamination from a strain of Salmonella Adelaide.
They say the reported illnesses ended on May 28th, and the shelf life on the melons are very limited, but they made a decision to pull the items out of an abundance of caution.
The outbreak has been connected to pre-cut melon purchased at any Illinois Walmart.More news: Weinstein pleads not guilty
Walmart stores in IL have removed pre-cut melons linked to this outbreak from their shelves.
If you're an OH resident and purchased pre-cut melon from Walmart, or don't remember where you bought the pre-cut melon, throw it away. The CDC is not recommending people avoid whole melons.
The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting six cases of Salmonella that match a multi-state outbreak strain. Illnesses starts on dates ranging from April 30 to May 28.
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Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps around 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria, health experts said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported 60 current cases from five states; Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio. In rare cases, Salmonella infection can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.
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