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33 Listeria Deaths Is Final Tally Tied To Jensen Farms

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Cantaloupe (credit: CBS)

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DENVER (AP) – The final tally of deaths associated with a 2011 listeria outbreak linked to cantaloupe from Jensen Farms in Colorado has increased to 33.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated the total Monday in an addendum to its December report on the outbreak. The December report had listed 30 deaths. Two more deaths were later added. The CDC says the latest addition is from a listeria patient who hadn’t been linked to the outbreak before.

In addition to the deaths, a pregnant woman who had listeriosis during the outbreak miscarried.

In the CDC’s final tally, the outbreak sickened 147 people in 28 states, up from the previous tally of 146.

The Denver Post reports 40 of the illnesses and nine of the deaths occurred in Colorado.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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