The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration say the probable source of the outbreak is Caito Foods LLC in Illinois, but the investigation is ongoing.
On April 12, Caito voluntarily recalled several forms of melon sold at Kroger, Target, Trader Joe, Walmart and Amazon.com under the Whole Foods brand.
"If you can't decide if any previous melon you bought was manufactured by Caito Foods LLC, don't eat it and throw it away," the CDC said.
CDC said diseases started March 4 and continued until April 8. Thirty-two have been hospitalized. The youngest infected consumer was less than one year old, and the oldest was 98 years old. No deaths have been reported.
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Symptoms usually begin 12 to 72 hours after consuming the bacteria and can last for four to seven days. They include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, according to the CDC. Most people recover themselves. Patients experiencing severe diarrhea may require hospitalization. If severely ill patients are not treated, the disease may be fatal.