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Second listeria death in Colorado linked to cantaloupe

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DENVER (AP) — Health officials say a second person has died in Colorado in an outbreak of listeria traced to Colorado cantaloupes.

Mark Salley of the Colorado Department of Public Health said Tuesday the state now is reporting 14 confirmed cases of listeria connected to the outbreak to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Colorado had previously reported 12 cases, including one death.

On Monday, the CDC said that 35 people in 10 states had been sickened in the outbreak so far.

The illnesses have been traced to fruit from Jensen Farms in Holly, Colo. Jensen Farms recalled its Rocky Ford-brand cantaloupes last week

Symptoms of listeria include fever and muscle aches, often with other gastrointestinal symptoms.