Death Toll From Cantaloupe Outbreak Rises

September 27, 2011 Updated Sep 27, 2011 at 7:17 PM EDT

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Death Toll From Cantaloupe Outbreak Rises

September 27, 2011 Updated Sep 27, 2011 at 7:17 PM EDT

According to MSNBC.com, as many as 14 people may now be dead due to the listeria outbreak connected to contaminated cantaloupe.

After eight people were reported dead and 55 more sick last week, officials from Kansas, Nebraska, Texas and Wyoming have added six more victims to the total, according to the report. The additional deaths make this the deadliest outbreak since 1998.

Read the MSNBC.com story HERE.