Salmonella Scare

Two deaths and hundreds sick as salmonella is traced to a cantaloupe on an Indiana farm.
3:00 | 08/18/12

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threat we reported on the salmonella outbreak. That's now spread to 20 states. 2 people have died. More than 140 others have fallen ill. Tonight authorities seem to know right where this began. Reporter: Tonight authorities zoning in on a farm as like leg source of salmonella. Scrambling to track the path of the painted fruit to store shelves. The unnamed farm has withdrawn its product and will not ship cantaloupes for the rest of the season. The cdc is warning consumers to discard any cantaloupe from southwest indiana. At walmart the country's largest grosser announcing it will pull all couldn't lopes from that region from store shelves. Already 2 people have died. 140 more are sick. The outbreak began in july and spread to 20 states with cases popping up from coast to coast. Over one third of them from kentucky alone. This outbreak comes almost a year applicant lope from colorado tainted with listeria killed 30 people in 11 states. One of the deadliest food-bourne outbreaks in decades. Bill marler represents many victims. It's a big outbreak but more importantly an outbreak that really shouldn't happen. Reporter: And cdc said washing the fruit isn't enough. Their advice, look at the label, if it doesn't say grown in southwestern indiana. It's still safe to eat. When in doubt, throw it out.

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