As the numbers of ill and dead in the latest cantaloupe outbreak continue to rise, a look back at earlier outbreaks might be helpful.  Courtesy of outbreak database, here are reported cantaloupe outbreaks:

 Del Monte Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak (2011)

California Restaurant Cantaloupe Outbreak, Norovirus (2008)

Colorado Private Home Cantaloupe and Watermelon Salmonella outbreak (2008)

Agropecuraria Montelibano Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak (2008)

Colorado Cantaloupe Salmonella at Private Home (2007)

Atlantic City Hotel Restaurant Fruit Salad and Green Salad 2007

Grocery Store, Health Care Facility, and Nursing Home Fruit Salad 2006

Colorado Cantaloupe Salmonella Outbreak (2005)

Utah Private Home Cantaloupe, Barbequed Chicken, Corned Beef 2005

Florida Unknown Location Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Bananas 2003

Multistate Day Care Center or Private Home Cantaloupe and Honeydew Melon 2003

Washington State Church Cantaloupe, Grapes, Watermelon 2002

Susie Cantaloupe Distributed by I. Kunik Company 2002

Oregon Nursing Home or Restaurant Cantaloupe 2001

Viva Brand/Shipley Sales Cantaloupe (2001)

Cantaloupes 2000

Ontario, Canada Cantaloupe 1998

Imported Mexican Cantaloupe 1997

Cantaloupe 1991

Multistate Cantaloupe 1990

Multistate Cut Cantaloupe 1989

Wisconsin Unknown Location Cantaloupe 1985