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Farther north in Colorado Springs, Tammie Palmer told The Associated Press Thursday her 71-year-old husband remains hospitalized after eating contaminated cantaloupe. She has filed a lawsuit against Jensen Farms and Wal Mart, where the family said they purchased the fruit.

“He wasn’t able to talk to me for five days. When I talked to him, his eyes rolled into the back of his head. It’s been a nightmare,” she said.

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Associated Press writers Colleen Slevin, Kristen Wyatt and Steven K. Paulson contributed to this report from Denver.

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