Mississippi among states with salmonella from cantaloupe

By The Associated Press

JACKSON – Mississippi is among the 20 states where people have become ill from salmonella in cantaloupe.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says melons grown in southwestern Indiana are a likely source of the bacteria.

The CDC says at least 141 people have been infected, 31 have been hospitalized and two people in Kentucky have died.

Two cases of the illness were reported in Mississippi. The highest number of cases, 50, is in Kentucky.

The federal agency says anyone who has cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana should throw the fruit away.