Cantaloupe listeria outbreak death toll at 29

DENVER

It is the deadliest foodborne illness outbreak since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began keeping records.

Unsanitary conditions in a Colorado packing facility are suspected as a contributing cause of the listeria.

More than 100 people have gotten sick in 28 states, and one pregnant woman had a miscarriage after eating the tainted cantaloupe.

The fruit was taken off shelves several weeks ago, but symptoms can take up to two months to appear.

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