4 dead, 13 sick from Listeria-in-rockmelon, Australia

With a 6-week incubation period for Listeria and a 30 per cent fatality rate, the numbers are unfortunately going to grow.

NSW Health reports there are now 13 sick and 4 dead from Listeria linked to rockmelons (cantaloupe) from a farm in Nerico, NSW.

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A former professor of food safety and the publisher of barfblog.com, Powell is passionate about food, has five daughters, and is an OK goaltender in pickup hockey. Download Doug’s CV here. Dr. Douglas Powell editor, barfblog.com retired professor, food safety 3/289 Annerley Rd Annerley, Queensland 4103 dpowell29@gmail.com 61478222221 I am based in Brisbane, Australia, 15 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time