Pre-Cut Melon Causing Salmonella Outbreak

Check your melon before you eat it.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning about pre-cut melon that has caused at least 60 people to get sick. According to the CDC, the melon contained salmonella. While only people in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Missouri have reported cases of the food-borne illness, the melon was allegedly also sold in Georgia, Kentucky, and North Carolina at stores such as Trader Joe's, Walmart, Walgreens, and Costco, among others

Symptoms of salmonella include, but are not limited to: fever, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. These symptoms can last for several days and, in extreme cases, could cause severe illness, hospitalization, and death. If you experience these extreme symptoms, you should make an appointment with your doctor. Additionally, if you bought pre-cut melon -- including fruit salads that contain melon -- from any of these stores, the CDC advises you throw it away.


7 Common Symptoms of a Listeria Infection

7 Warning Signs You Might Have an E. Coli Infection

The 18 Germiest Places You Encounter on a Daily Basis

Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

Keep Reading Show less