Missouri Man Dies From Listeria

7 years 6 months 4 days ago Friday, October 21 2011 Oct 21, 2011 Friday, October 21, 2011 5:58:00 AM CDT October 21, 2011 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri health officials report the death of an 84-year-old who contacted listeriosis from contaminated cantaloupe traced to a Colorado farm.

The state department of health and senior services said Thursday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the death. It's the sixth confirmed case of listeriosis in Missouri.

The state agency says local medical officials determined the person died from sepsis and that listeriosis was a contributing factor.

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