Federal health officials are warning Americans to check the origin of any cantaloupe they may have recently purchased. An outbreak of listeriosis that started in August and has infected 16 people, resulting in one death, has been linked to cantaloupes from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Listeriosis symptoms include fever, muscle aches and diarrhea. Pregnant women have different symptoms. They typically have a mild, flu-like illness but the infection can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery and life-threatening infection of the newborn, according to the CDC.
Report any symptoms to your doctor.