FDA: 4 dead after eating tainted cantaloupe

The Food and Drug Administration believes the fruit is contaminated with listeria -- a bacteria that can lead to a life-threatening illness. More than two dozen people have gotten sick.
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The Food and Drug Administration believes the fruit is contaminated with listeria -- a bacteria that can lead to a life-threatening illness. More than two dozen people have gotten sick.

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