Listeria outbreak could also be linked to Florida, CDC says

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A listeria outbreak that has sickened not less than 23 folks throughout 10 states could also be linked to Florida, the CDC mentioned this week. 

Of the 22 individuals who well being officers have been in a position to monitor down, 20 of them reported residing in Florida or touring to the state within the month earlier than they received sick, however the CDC famous that “the significance of this is still under investigation.”

An electron micrograph of a Listeria bacterium in tissue is seen in a 2002 image from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

An electron micrograph of a Listeria bacterium in tissue is seen in a 2002 picture from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention.
(Reuters/Elizabeth White/CDC/Handout through Reuters)

Listeria, a foodborne sickness, is often attributable to contaminated dairy, produce, deli meats, or smoked fish. 

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Signs, which embody fever, fatigue, and muscle aches, sometimes begin inside one to 4 weeks of consuming meals contaminated with listeria. 

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Within the present outbreak, 22 folks have been hospitalized and one particular person has died. 5 of those that received contaminated have been pregnant on the time, with one particular person reporting the lack of the fetus. 

Vials of raw sheep's milk are seen with bottles of substances used to check the milk for strains of Listeria and Salmonella before the milk is developed into roquefort cheese.

Vials of uncooked sheep’s milk are seen with bottles of drugs used to test the milk for strains of Listeria and Salmonella earlier than the milk is developed into roquefort cheese.
(Pascal Pavani/AFP through Getty Photographs)

The true variety of diseases is probably going a lot increased, based on the CDC, as some folks get better earlier than searching for medical consideration. 

Well being officers are nonetheless making an attempt to establish the meals that’s the supply of this outbreak. 

A listeria outbreak stemming from deli meats sickened not less than 10 folks and killed one in 2020. One other outbreak attributable to precooked hen put three folks within the hospital and killed one final 12 months. 

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