CDC: New listeria outbreak tied to 23 sicknesses, 1 death

(*1*)NEW YORK — One death and practically two dozen hospitalizations are tied to a brand new listeria outbreak of unknown origin, well being officers stated Thursday.

(*1*)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not recognized a meals that is perhaps spreading the lethal micro organism, however officers stated the general public ought to be alert to signs and the potential for an infection.

(*1*)Those signs embrace fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea.

(*1*)Listeria could be handled with antibiotics, however it’s particularly harmful to pregnant girls, newborns, the aged and people with compromised immune programs.

(*1*)CDC officers say practically all of the 23 individuals identified to have been contaminated within the outbreak both stay in, or traveled to, Florida a couple of month earlier than they acquired sick.

(*1*)Listeria is likely one of the most harmful types of meals poisoning, and 22 of the contaminated individuals have been hospitalized. One particular person from Illinois died and one pregnant girl lost her fetus, the CDC stated. Officials didn’t say whether or not the one who died was the pregnant girl who lost the fetus.

(*1*)Listeria signs normally begin one to 4 weeks after consuming contaminated meals, however can begin as quickly as the identical day.

(*1*)The first circumstances occurred in January of this year, however have continued via June, when two of the individuals acquired sick, CDC officers stated.


(*1*)The Associated Press Health & Science Department receives assist from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education. The AP is solely accountable for all content material.


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