CDC reports a Listeria outbreak from an unknown source

The CDC reports collecting data to identify the food source of a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections. The investigation has not yet identified a food linked to illness. As of June 29, 2022, a total of 23 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes have been reported from 10 states (CO(1), FL(12), GA(1), IL(1), KS(1), MA(2), MN(1), NJ(1), NY(2), and PA(1)). Of the 22 people with information, 20 sick people reported living in or traveling to Florida in the month before they got sick.   Twenty-two people (96%) have been hospitalized. Five people got sick during their pregnancy, and one illness resulted in fetal loss. One death has been reported from Illinois. WGS showed that bacteria from sick people’s samples are closely related genetically. The WGS results mean that people in this outbreak likely got sick from the same food. @

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