Listeria outbreak affects 6 states; 16 cases, one death


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Reports Investigating Multistate Outbreaks Listeria infections.

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Officials have reported that sixteen people have been infected with the outbreak Listeria It was reported from 6 states: California (1), Illinois (2), Maryland (3), Massachusetts (2), New Jersey (1), and New York (7).

At least 13 people were taken to hospital. A woman fell ill during pregnancy, which led to pregnancy loss. Additionally, one death was reported from Maryland.

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Eleven people are from Eastern Europe or speak Russian. Officials are still investigating why this outbreak has disproportionately affected this population.

Patient interviews and laboratory results show that meat and cheese from prepared food counters are contaminated with Listeria It makes people sick.

    • Most patients reported eating meat or cheese from prepared food counters. Five people in New York shop at NetCost Market, an international grocery store chain, and six people in other states shop at other delis.
    • The outbreak strain was found in a deli environment and in open packages of sliced ​​deli from the NetCost Market location in Brooklyn, New York. The outbreak strain was also found in an open package of sliced ​​salami purchased from the NetCost Market site in Staten Island, New York.
    • Investigators do not believe that NetCost Market takeaway is the only source of disease because some patients during the outbreak did not shop at NetCost Market. Contaminated food is likely to cause an outbreak سلالة Listeria In ready meals in multiple states.

Listeria It is a hardy germ that is difficult to completely remove from prepared food counters and other food processing facilities. It can spread easily between food, equipment or surfaces.

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Investigators are still working to determine which specific products or prepared foods may have been contaminated with the outbreak strain.

Listeria It can cause severe illness (known as invasive listeriosis) when bacteria spread outside the intestine to other parts of the body.

Pregnant women usually only experience fever, fatigue and muscle aches. but, Listeria Infection during pregnancy can lead to a miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, or a life-threatening infection for the newborn.

People who are not pregnant may experience headaches, neck stiffness, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions, as well as fever and muscle aches.

Symptoms of severe illness usually begin within two weeks after eating contaminated food Listeria But it may start as early as the same day or as late as 10 weeks later.

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