Cantaloupe blamed for illness in Chicago suburbs

September 20, 2011 8:44:50 AM PDT
The first illness connected to cantaloupes from Colorado has been reported in Illinois.

The Public Health Department says an 82-year-old suburban Cook County woman got sick earlier this month and had to be hospitalized.

The culprit is the listeria bacteria.

The contaminated fruit comes from a single farm in Colorado. So far 35 people have gotten sick in 10 states.

Four people have died.

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