On November 17, the CDC announced a new multistate outbreak of Salmonella illnesses has been linked to cantaloupes. As of the latest update, on November 24, at least 99 people have been sickened, though the true number of sick people is likely much larger. So far, at least 45 people have been hospitalized with Salmonella poisoning as a result of this outbreak. Tragically, two people—both in Minnesota—have died.
The announcement follows a series of Cantaloupe recalls over the preceding weeks. On November 1, 2023, Malichita brand cantaloupes were recalled in Canada. On November 8, Trufresh recalled Malichita brand whole cantaloupes that were sold to US businesses between October 16 and October 23. On November 15, Trufresh expanded their recall to include additional whole cantaloupes. Additional products containing Malichita brand cantaloupes were also recalled. On November 14, Vinyard Fruit and Vegetable Company recalled pre-cut fruit products and ALDI recalled its whole cantaloupe, cantaloupe chunks, and pineapple spears. The CDC is advising people not to eat, sell, or serve recalled fruit.
We represent many people who have been sickened in outbreaks like this one, including those involving tainted cantaloupes, and our Salmonella lawyers have filed lawsuits on behalf of many individuals sickened in Salmonella outbreaks. We are working hard to get to the bottom of this one. This page will update as we uncover more information. If you or a loved one believe you were sickened in this outbreak, please call or contact us using the form on this page for a free consultation.
There are more than 2,500 serotypes of Salmonella, but fewer than 100 cause infections in humans. One of these illness-causing strains is a serotype called Sundsvall, which is the strain responsible for the current outbreak. Salmonella poisoning can be so severe that it requires people to be hospitalized or even death. At least 45 people have been hospitalized and two people have died in this outbreak.
Salmonella can even be fatal when the infection leaves the intestines and travels to the bloodstream or other parts of the body. It is also possible to experience long-term side effects, including joint pain known as reactive arthritis, which is also called RA or Reiter’s Syndrome. This can last for months or years and result in chronic arthritis, which is difficult to treat. Reactive arthritis can also lead to eye irritation and painful urination. In rare cases, some types of Salmonella cause typhoid fever, which can be fatal.
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