Montgomery County woman is state’s first case of illness from listeria-tainted cantaloupe

    A woman in Montgomery County has reported Pennsylvania’s first illness from listeria-tainted cantaloupe.

    The state Department of Health tells the Associated Press the woman was hospitalized last month, but has since recovered.

    More than 100 illnesses and 20 deaths have been linked to tainted cantaloupes from Colorado-based Jensen Farms. Jensen issued a recall in September when reports of the potentially fatal illness began rolling in.

    It’s become the deadliest known outbreak of food-borne illness in the nation in the last 25 years.

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