The number of victims of intestinal infectious disease listeriosis, the cause of which was the use of contaminated melons, made in the USA of 21 people, infected 109 people, reports on Friday, the Associated Press referring to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention United States. Previously reported 15 victims of the infection.
On Friday, there were reports of deaths in Wyoming, Indiana and New York. The number of victims could still increase. Office of the Food and Drug Administration United States previously reported that all those infected ate cantaloupe produced by an agricultural enterprise Jensen Farms in Denver, Colorado. Listeriosis is caused by pathogenic bacteria Listeria species that can grow at low temperatures in foods, according to RIA Novosti.