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Health officials expect more deaths and illness from contaminated cantaloupes

Up to 16 people have died, and many more have gotten sick, in what federal officials are calling the worst food-borne illness outbreak in over a decade. The fruit, grown in Colorado, was shipped to Minnesota, among other states, but no deaths or illnesses have been reported here.
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Up to 16 people have died, and many more have gotten sick, in what federal officials are calling the worst food-borne illness outbreak in over a decade. The fruit, grown in Colorado, was shipped to Minnesota, among other states, but no deaths or illnesses have been reported here.

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