Australia – Fifth person dies in Australia’s rockmelon Listeria outbreak

The Guardian

A Victorian man in his 80s has died and a woman has miscarried as a result of deadly outbreak.

An elderly man has died and a woman has miscarried as a result of the nationwide listeria outbreak, which has been linked to contaminated rockmelon.

The Victorian man in his 80s was the fifth person to die as a result of the outbreak.

The source of the outbreak has been traced to Rombola Family Farms in the Riverina region of NSW, according to authorities.

There have been at least 17 confirmed cases of listeria linked to the contaminated rockmelon, including two deaths in NSW and three in Victoria.

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