60 sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon from Walmart, Kroger


A salmonella outbreak in five states, including Ohio, have been linked to pre-cut melon sold at Walmart and Kroger stores.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 60 cases of salmonellosis have been reported in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri.

Anyone who bought pre-cut melon or any items containing pre-cut melon from Walmart or Kroger stores is urged to throw the product away. Whole melons are not part of the outbreak.

Symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and can last up to a week.

More than a million cases of salmonella are reported every year, causing 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths, according to the CDC. Food is the main source of contamination.