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Watermelon source of salmonella outbreak

3rd February 2012

The Health Protection Agency has revealed that a salmonella outbreak linked to watermelons has affected 35 people in the UK.

There has also been one death, though that person had serious underlying health problems. The HPA said that three times the usual number of cases of Salmonella Newport infection had been seen for this time of year and cases of illness caused by the same strain have been seen in Ireland and Germany. The outbreak began in early December with the East of England worst affected.

 

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