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CDC: 21 dead, 109 sick as cantaloupe outbreak grows

An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe has sickened at least 109 people and led to 21 deaths, tying for the deadliest food poisoning toll in more than a decade, federal health officials said Friday. Full story

Miscarriage blamed on listeria-tainted cantaloupe

A pregnant Iowa woman has become the first to suffer to a miscarriage after contracting a listeria infection tied to tainted cantaloupe, underscoring the seriousness of the ongoing outbreak in vulnerable people, state health officials said. Full story

CDC: Cantaloupe outbreak infects 84, kills 15

An ongoing outbreak of listeria infections from contaminated cantaloupe has now sickened 84 people, including at least 15 who have died in eight states, federal health officials reported Friday. Full story

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Produce manager Nate Codina arranges a display of Rocky Ford cantaloupes at a Kings Soopers market in Denver on July 13, 2012.

Michelle Wakley-Paciorek holds her daughter, Kendall, who was born prematurely when her mother contracted listeria after eating contaminated cantaloupe.
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Cantaloupes rot in the afternoon heat on a field on the Jensen Farms near Holly, Colo., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. The Food and Drug Administration has recalled 300,000 cases of cantaloupe grown on the Jensen Farms after connecting it with a listeria outbreak. Officials said Wednesday more illnes