Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pre-Cut Melon

The Kentucky Department for Public Health has announced that 16 Kentuckians have tested positive with a strain of Salmonella Carrau that has been linked by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to pre-cut melon, including cantaloupe, watermelon, and honeydew. DPH is advising that the public should discard any pre-cut melon or fruit salads that contain pre-cut melon. No deaths have been reported in this outbreak. Symptoms of Salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps and develop within 12-72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria.