A fourth person has died after eating a cantaloupe infested with listeria. The killer cantaloupes have been traced back to a farm in Colorado. If you have any Rocky Ford cantaloupes produced at Jensen Farms, your best bet is to throw those melons away.
While the official cantaloupe listeria death total is at four, there are two more cases that could bump the total up to six. The deaths were in Colorado (1), Oklahoma (1) and New Mexico (2). The other two unofficial deaths were in New Mexico.
Listeria is a bacterial infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes. The disease is most dangerous in newborns, pregnant women, old people and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms include vomiting, muscle aches and diarrhea. Listeria can spread and cause a deadly form of meningitis.