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Oct072011

Listeria-Tainted Cantaloupe: Death Toll Rises to 21

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Twenty-one people have died as a result of listeria contamination linked to cantaloupes from Colorado-based Jensen Farms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.

The CDC had previously listed the number of deaths connected to the outbreak at 18. A total of 109 people have reported illnesses believed to have come as a result of the outbreak.

Jensen Farms, based out of Holly, Colo., recalled millions of its cantaloupes on Sept. 14.

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