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Health officials warn of salmonella-infected melons

State officials say two cases of salmonella in Wisconsin can be linked to a multi-state outbreak traced to cantaloupe from southwestern Indiana.

Consumers are being warned not to eat any cantaloupe from that region. People can look at the sticker on the fruit to see from where it originated. If not the sticker, the store selling the fruit can provide origin information.

Salmonella can cause serious and possibly fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others whose immune systems are compromised. Anyone suffering the symptoms of diarrhea, fever and abdominal pain should contact their doctor or nurse practitioner.

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