The B.C. Centre for Disease Control has confirmed eight cases of salmonella in the province linked to the consumption of imported cantaloupes. The cases range from infants to 68-year-olds and are spread across different health regions. The cantaloupes, sold under the label “Malichita,” were distributed across several provinces, including B.C. Genetic sequencing has shown a connection between the B.C. cases, the strain of salmonella found in the recalled cantaloupes, and a cluster of cases in the U.S. The investigation is ongoing, and people are advised to discard the affected cantaloupes and seek medical attention if symptoms of salmonella poisoning occur.