The recent national outbreak of listeria has now upped its death toll to 21, and Federal health officials are warning that those numbers may grow. It’s currently tied with another health scare for the deadliest our country has seen in years.
Contaminated cantaloupe has turned fruit salads deadly. Not only has the tainted fruit caused 18 deaths in 20 states, but now it’s believed to have taken a life before birth. A pregnant Iowa woman miscarried after suffering listeria poisoning from cantaloupe.