CDC: Listeria Death Toll Rises to 23

October 12, 2011 Updated Oct 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM EDT

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CDC: Listeria Death Toll Rises to 23

October 12, 2011 Updated Oct 12, 2011 at 6:36 PM EDT

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday that the death toll from the recent listeria outbreak connected to contaminated cantaloupe from a Colorado farm increased to 23.

A total of 116 people in 25 states have become ill since July 31, according to the CDC.

Read the CDC update HERE.