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Owensville Melons Responsible for Salmonella Outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration says salmonella found at a cantaloupe farm in southwestern Indiana matches the “DNA fingerprint” of the salmonella responsible for a deadly outbreak that sickened people in 21 states. The testing was done on salmonella found on cantaloupes and surface areas at Chamberlain Farms in Owensville. The folks with the state health department say the number of people who have gotten sick in our state climbed from 18 to 22 since this started. The outbreak, has killed two people in Kentucky and sickened 178 people, including 62 who were hospitalized.

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