Disability News /KLKC
Topeka, Ks - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) continues to collaborate with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and health officials in other states to investigate a multistate outbreak of listeriosis associated with consumption of Rocky Ford cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado. Kansas now has seven cases of listeriosis, including two deaths, definitively linked to the multistate outbreak. Typically, Kansas reports fewer than six cases of listeriosis per year. Rocky Ford cantaloupes from Jensen Farms should not be eaten but instead disposed of in a closed plastic bag placed in a sealed trash can.