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2000 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Cantaloupe

An outbreak of Salmonella Poona occurred among people who ate whole or pre-cut cantaloupe. This outbreak was one of three outbreaks that occurred between 2000 and 2002 involving imported, Mexican cantaloupe. These outbreaks led to an import alert on cantaloupes from Mexico.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2000
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Oregon, Colorado, Washington, New Mexico, Nevada
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 47
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 47
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 9
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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