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CDC: 8 dead in listeria outbreak traced to cantaloupes

The Centers for Disease Control says at least 55 other people have gotten sick from eating the contaminated fruit from Colorado-based grower Jensen Farms. The company's recalled cantaloupes shipped to stores earlier this month in Minnesota and 16 other states.
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The Centers for Disease Control says at least 55 other people have gotten sick from eating the contaminated fruit from Colorado-based grower Jensen Farms. The company's recalled cantaloupes shipped to stores earlier this month in Minnesota and 16 other states.

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