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US Drug Watchdog Urges National Awareness of the FDA Recalled Colorado Cantaloupe Because of the Listeria Outbreak & Encourages Diagnosed Victims to Call Them

October 2, 2011

The US Drug Watchdog is urging consumers in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming, to be on the lookout for severe flu like symptoms, if they ate cantaloupe purchased prior to September 14th 2011. States where the contaminated Colorado cantaloupes have cause fatalities include New Mexico, Colorado and Texas, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. The US Drug Watchdog says, “The cause for our serious warning is the type of bacteria found in the recalled cantaloupe called Listeria. Listeria can grow even at low temperatures and can also can take three weeks or longer to make a person sick, so more cases will emerge in the coming weeks, or months. Currently 15 U.S. citizens have died from the recalled Colorado Cantaloupe, and we expect this number to grow. We are especially concerned about the elderly, pregnant women, and young children.” The group says, “If you live in one of these states, and you, or family members ate cantaloupe in July, August, or September, and then became ill with flu like symptoms, or were hospitalized, we want to know about it.” For more information consumer can contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or they can contact the group at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

(PRWEB) October 02, 2011

The US Drug Watchdog is the premier advocate for consumers dealing with recalled drugs, or medical devices, and they are making a concerted effort to get the word out about the recalled Colorado cantaloupes to all residents, in at least 24 U.S. States. The recalled Colorado cantaloupe may contain a bacteria called Listeria. The illness associated with Listeria, is known as Listeriosis. Listeriosis is a rare and serious illness that mostly affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns and those with compromised immune systems. A person who comes down with it usually experiences fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and confusion. The infection almost always spreads to the gastrointestinal tract, and it can cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women, according to health officials. The US Drug Watchdog is urging all news media outlets in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming to tell their listeners, or remind their readers to be on the lookout for flu like symptoms, if they have eaten cantaloupe within the last 60 days or more. The group says, “Listeria has a relatively long shelf live, we are certain U.S. citizens were dying long before the US Food and Drug Administration became aware of the problem, and we need consumers, and healthcare professionals to be on alert. This is a huge mess, and we are long way from being out of the woods at this point.” For more information please contact the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact the group via its web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

The US Drug Watchdog says, “If a family member, especially a senior citizen, or child died in August, or September from flu like symptoms, or a pregnant woman miscarried, and cantaloupe was a common denominator in the live style of these individuals, especially in the states we have listed, we want to know about it. Again, we need the news media in at least the states we have mentioned to remind their viewers, and readers about the Colorado cantaloupe recall, and the fact the severe risks are still out there, and will be for at least another two months.” For more information potential victims, or family members of potential victims are welcome to call the US Drug Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or they can contact the group via their web site at http://USDrugWatchdog.Com

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