a US health officials said Wednesday that an outbreak of food poisoning linked to the delicious meat and cheese has infected 16 people, including one who died.
Most of them were hospitalized and one illness resulted in pregnancy loss, According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The diseases date back to April last year, the agency said, with the latest report on September 29.
Many reported eating meat or cheese from prepared food counters as investigators discovered listeria in open packages of sliced meat and in the environment. The bacteria were found at two NetCost markets in New York, but health officials said that’s likely not the only source of the listeria outbreak because some patients aren’t shopping in the store.
These patients were from New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey and California. The CDC stated that the death was reported in Maryland.
11 of those who contracted the disease are of Eastern European or Russian-speaking descent, and investigators are trying to establish the cause.
NetCost temporarily closed the prepared foods in its Brooklyn neighborhood store last year after New York health officials Notify the company That three people with Listeria all ate food from there. After deep cleaning, no Listeria was detected. But in September, the fascist strain was found on the same market.
NetCost did not immediately respond to an email for comment.
Listeria is a persistent germ that is difficult to eradicate from surfaces and equipment. Symptoms of listeriosis poisoning include fever, muscle aches, nausea, and diarrhea. It is especially dangerous for the elderly, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.
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