The variety of folks sick in the UK in an outbreak linked to melons has virtually doubled.
The Meals Requirements Company (FSA) and Public Well being England (PHE) are investigating the incident with 97 folks sick since April. It was beforehand recognized that 52 folks have been unwell within the UK.
These greater than 70 and fewer than 9 years outdated are the age teams principally affected. Investigations are specializing in the provision chain of galia, cantaloupe and honeydew melons from Honduras and Costa Rica.
FSA is working with commerce associations and retail companies to get info related to the outbreak. A fast rise in confirmed infections occurred within the week commencing Could 24.
Preliminary recommendation from the FSA warned about consuming complete melons from Brazil however additional investigations together with evaluation of the meals chain and testing has proven that product from Brazil is unlikely to be concerned.