The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday notified the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) of one additional confirmed case of listeriosis in Missouri associated with the national recall of cantaloupe produced by Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colo.
A total of six listeriosis cases in Missouri have been confirmed by the CDC as linked to the recalled cantaloupe. The latest case is the second to occur in the Southwest District. The individual, age 84, died. According local medical officials, the immediate cause of death was sepsis with listeriosis as a contributing factor.
The other cases include three in the Northwest District, one in the Eastern and two in the Southwest District. All six cases were hospitalized. On September 21, DHSS reported one individual, age 94, died. According to local medical officials, the immediate cause of death of the 94-year-old person was not the listeriosis infection.