September 15, 2011: Rocky Ford Cantaloupes Linked To Listeria Outbreak – Listeria Lawsuit Help

Listeria Outbreak Information – The CDC announced that a total of 16 persons have been infected with outbreak-associated strains of Listeria monocytogenes according to reports from 5 states.  The number of infected persons identified in each state is as follows:  Colorado (11), Indiana (1), Nebraska (1), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (2)  Potential listeriosis outbreak cases are being investigated in several other states.  According to the CDC, the illnesses started on of after August 15, 2011.

Public health officials have linked the outbreak to eating fresh cantaloupe coming from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado.  Accordingly, the CDC recommends that individuals who are at high risk for contracting listeriosis, including older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women, do not eat cantaloupes marketed as coming from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado.

To learn more about listeriosis, please see Listeriosis Symptoms, and remember to discuss your medical questions and concerns with your doctor. 

Listeria Cantaloupe Outbreak – Listeria Lawsuit Help

For more than 25 years, the personal injury law firm of Eric H. Weinberg has helped individuals injured by dangerous and defective food and drug products.  We are ready to help you.  If you have a question regarding your legal rights and options following a foodborne illness, please contact our firm for a free legal case evaluation.  You can call us toll free at 877-934-6274, or submit your information online at Food Poisoning Lawyer.

To learn about our efforts on behalf of Salmonella food poisoning victims, please see Cucumber Lawsuit.


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