MI part of multistate outbreak of Salmonella

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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development supervisors say 32 people in Michigan have become ill because of the outbreak.

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting six cases of Salmonella that match a multi-state outbreak strain.

Of the 60 people reported sick, 31 have been hospitalized due to illness associated with the infection.

Kroger has announced a melon recall that will impact customers in IN and MI.

A warning about a salmonella outbreak that's apparently linked to pre-cut melons that were sold at Walmart and other stores in the Midwest.

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Consumers who bought pre-cut melon from Walmart or Kroger, including fruit salad mixes with melon, should throw it away, officials said.

Illnesses were reported from April 30 to May 28, and the people affected range in age from younger than 1 year old to 97 years old. If you have recently purchased pre-cut melons from Walmart, throw it out.

Salmonella can develop 12 to 72 hours after eating the contaminated food and usually lasts four to seven days.

"This investigation is moving rapidly". Other states also have reported illnesses - including Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and OH - with 28 sickened outside of MI.

More information and steps to take to reduce the risk of infection can be found on the CDC Salmonella website at www.cdc.gov/salmonella/.

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