Health Dept. Investigates Second Listeria Caseby Taylor Viydo, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wyoming Health Department says it is investigating a second case of listeria that could be related to tainted cantaloupe from southern Colorado.
Kim Deti of the Health Department says they can't confirm the illness, but says that a Laramie County resident has been hospitalized. She believes that case may be related to the current outbreak.
Last Friday, the Wyoming health department reported the first official illness in the cowboy state as a man from Laramie county. That man did eat Cantaloupes from Colorado's Rocky Ford area.
Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control now says eight people across the country have died in the listeria outbreak. The latest death was in Maryland. The bacteria has also killed two people in Colorado, one person in Oklahoma, and four in New Mexico.
The CDC says a total of 55 people in 14 states have been sickened so far.