Overall, 60 people have been infected with the strain - six in IL, 11 in IN, 32 in MI, 10 in Missouri and one in OH - and 31 people have been hospitalized.
Illnesses from the fruit were reported in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri and Ohio. The melon products have been recalled.
At least 60 people have been sickened and dozens have been hospitalized with salmonella after tainted pre-cut melons were distributed to stores such as Walmart, Kroger, Costco and Whole Foods in several states, federal officials said.
People should not eat the recalled cut melon or fruit salad products, the CDC said.
The FDA said it's working with the CDC to determine if the recalled products went to additional stores or states. The fruit was produced in a facility in Indianapolis, Ind. Those who reported getting sick range in age from less than 1 year to 97 years old with a median age of 67. Kroger Co. said customers who purchased the melon from the company's IN and MI store locations should not consume them and return them to a store for a full refund or replacement.
On Thursday, the CDC and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration informed The Kroger Co. about the multiple illnesses.
"If you don't remember where you bought pre-cut melon, don't eat it and throw it away". So far, people have been reported ill in five states.
Symptoms from a salmonella infection usually appear between 12 and 72 hours after consuming contaminated food, according to the CDC. Most people can recover from the illness one their own, but if the infection manages to make the jump from the digestive system to the blood stream it can eventually result in death unless medical treatment is administered. In some people, however, the CDC said that diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to hospitalized as the salmonella infection may spread from the intestines to the bloodstream and then to other places in the body.