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10/11/2011

"Listeria outbreak death toll rises to 21, officials say"

CBS/Associated Press picked up by Healthpop.com | David W. Freeman

"Listeria-tainted cantaloupes from Colorado have now sickened 109 people and claimed 21 lives in 23 states, federal officials say.

The CDC on Friday reported new deaths in Indiana and New York and confirmed a death in Wyoming. The agency previously reported five deaths in Colorado, five in New Mexico, two in Texas, two in Kansas and one each in Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

CDC said it was also aware of one miscarriage associated with the outbreak..."

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