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2003 Outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen Linked to Cantaloupe/Honeydew Melon

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen was associated with eating cantaloupe or honeydew melon in day care center or private home.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2003
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Ohio, Virginia
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Day Care Center, Private Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 58
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 15
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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