CDC Says Recent Listeria Outbreak Traced To Deli Meat
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting a multi-state outbreak of Listeria infections that they say is traced back to deli meat.
According to a report from WTEN/News 10 Albany, approximately 10 people were sickened and hospitalized sometime during the months of August through October, with one person dying from the illness.
Those who got sick were reportedly between the ages of 40 and 80 and lived in Massachusetts, New York or Florida.
According to the CDC, 9 of the 10 infected people said they'd eaten deli meat prior to getting sick.
As of yet, no specific brand of meat has been cited as the cause.
Health experts say that Listeria most commonly affects older people, those who are pregnant, and people with compromised immune systems.
Also, health officials warn that deli meat is known to sometimes have Listeria bacteria, and remind people to cook deli meats before ingesting and to always throw away opened packages of deli meat after five days in the refrigerator.
For more on the story, please check out WTEN/News 10 Albany's website here and we thank them for the update.
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