Louisiana press reports that Baton Rouge has confirmed an 87-year-old woman has died from listeria, possibly linked to cantaloupe.
Elaine Babcock died Saturday at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Her son told WAFB she was in poor health and confirmed she ate cantaloupe two weeks ago.
A spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals confirmed someone died from tainted cantaloupe, but would not say for sure if it was Mrs. Babcock.
State epidemiologist, Dr. Raoult Ratard, told WAFB he cannot confirm where the cantaloupe is from, but that the patient had eaten it about two weeks ago.