The cantaloupe-related salmonellosis outbreak has now killed five people across the country

Five people have died following a salmonellosis outbreak caused by contaminated Malichita and Rudy brand melons, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced Thursday.

In its latest update on this outbreak, PHAC said 129 confirmed cases of salmonellosis have now been identified, almost double the number reported on December 1st. At this point, only one death had been reported.

The agency did not provide details on the location of the deaths, but noted a sharp increase in cases in Quebec, where the number of infections rose from 35 to 91 in a week.

The remaining cases are in Ontario (17), British Columbia (15), Prince Edward Island (2), New Brunswick (2) and Newfoundland and Labrador (2).

A total of 44 people required hospitalization due to this outbreak. Infected people experienced symptoms between mid-October and mid-November.

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