Texan's death linked to listeria from cantaloupes

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by Associated Press

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Posted on September 26, 2011 at 4:05 PM

DALLAS -- An 89-year-old Dallas County resident who became ill from listeria linked to cantaloupes from a Colorado farm has died.

Dallas County Health and Human Services said Monday the resident had been hospitalized but gave no other details. The person wasn’t identified.

According to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which is from last week, eight deaths have been reported nationwide from the outbreak. That did not include a death in Texas.

The outbreak has been traced to cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Holly, Colo., which recalled the tainted produce earlier this month. Jensen Farms said the recalled Rocky Ford-brand cantaloupes were shipped from July 29 through Sept. 10 to more than a dozen states, including Texas.

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