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Cantaloupe outbreak could be deadliest in a decade

The Centers for Disease Control says at least 55 other people have gotten sick from eating the contaminated fruit which has been recalled in Minnesota and 16 other states. No deaths or illnesses have been reported in Minnesota.
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The Centers for Disease Control says at least 55 other people have gotten sick from eating the contaminated fruit which has been recalled in Minnesota and 16 other states. No deaths or illnesses have been reported in Minnesota.

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The FDA says they found the bacteria on the equipment at a Colorado farm -- the source of the tainted fruit. Twenty-five people have died and more than 120 others have been sickened in the outbreak.

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