Illinois Outbreak Of Salmonella Linked To Walmart
If you have shopped at Walmart recently you might want to throw some things out. Sorry. We just want to make sure you don't get sick.
WREX is reporting, "The Illinois Department of Public Health is urging people to not eat pre-cut melon from any Walmart store in Illinois. This warning includes melon in prepared fruit salads. If you bought pre-cut melon from Walmart, IDPH says you should throw it out right away."
There have already been a half-dozen cases reported in Illinois so please take this warning seriously.
According to WREX, "It's part of a multi-state outbreak where 60 cases from five states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio) have been reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control."
Symptoms of salmonella poisoning are not fun. They include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food.
Walmart is doing their part by removing all of the suspected food that might be contaminated but if you purchased it before they could get their hands on it you may still be at risk.