Death Toll Up to 18 in Listeria Outbreak

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 4, 2011 at 6:36 PM EDT

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Death Toll Up to 18 in Listeria Outbreak

October 4, 2011 Updated Oct 4, 2011 at 6:36 PM EDT

A Tuesday update from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the death toll from the listeria outbreak connected to cantaloupe from a Colorado farm has increased to 18, according to a USA Today report.

According to the report 100 people across 20 states have been sickened, with deaths occurring in eight states. The outbreak is the deadliest in the U.S. in the past 10 years.

Read the USA Today story HERE.