In connection with an outbreak of salmonella contamination, specific whole and cut cantaloupes as well as pre-cut fruit products have been issued a warning by U.S. health officials.
A minimum of 43 individuals across 15 states have contracted the virus since its announcement on Friday; of these, 17 have been admitted to hospitals.
A number of brands of pre-cut fruit and whole and pre-cut cantaloupes have been recalled.
They consist of cantaloupe under the Malichita brand, cantaloupe pre-cut by Vinyard brand, and cantaloupe and pre-cut fruit products by ALDI.
Those who own the products in their residences ought to dispose of them.
Earlier this month, the products that were sold between October 16 and November 10 were recalled. Assemblies of additional potentially contaminated cantaloupe products are currently being identified by investigators.
A sample of Malichita brand cantaloupe containing the same strain of salmonella that Canadian authorities discovered is the subject of an investigation into an outbreak of the same nature.
It is probable that the true number of individuals afflicted by the outbreak exceeds what has been officially reported, and its reach may extend beyond states where maladies are recognized.
Three to four weeks are typically required to ascertain whether an individual's illness is associated with an outbreak.
Salmonella infections typically manifest symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and gastrointestinal cramps between six hours and six days following the ingestion of contaminated food.
A typical duration of an illness is four to seven days. Children, individuals aged 65 and above, and those with compromised immune systems are among the vulnerable populations.