Kansas cases part of national listeria outbreak
Posted: September 23rd, 2011 - 5:05am by Doug Powell
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has received word that the five isolates sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control match the multistate listeria-in-cantaloupe outbreak.
Rocky Ford cantaloupes from Jensen Farms were distributed in Kansas and several other states.
Kansas has eight cases of listeriosis reported since Aug. 26, with 5 cases now matching the multistate outbreak. Two of these eight patients have died and the causes of death are being investigated.