The state Health Department said today it has confirmed one case in Arkansas of listeriosis related to tainted cantaloupe.

Health officials said the case is related to a multi-state outbreak that has been traced to whole Rocky Ford cantaloupes from Jensen Farms, Colo. The Health Department advised people who have the cantaloupes to throw them away in closed plastic bags to prevent animals from eating them.

Officials did not release the name or location of the person who became sick in Arkansas but said the person has not traveled outside the state.