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Lysteria contaminated fruit might be found in local stores

By Chris Jamele

Buffalo, NY – Erie County Health Commissioner Anthony Billittier has announced that Lysteria contaminated cantaloupe might have been sold in stores in Western New York.

Lysteria is a bacterium that is often harmless but which can cause serious illness in the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. It can take more than two months for symptoms to appear.

Anyone who has consumed cantaloupe should contact their doctor only if they begin to feel ill.