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Florida-related Listeria outbreaks kill one person and make about 20 sick

A possible Listeria outbreak in Florida has left at least 23 people sick from across the United States. Federal Health Authority reported Thursday. One died and the other had a miscarriage. The

Centers for Disease Control and Preventionstated thatcases have been reported in 10 states. All patients lived in Florida or traveled to Florida about a month before getting sick. The exact cause of the outbreak is unknown.

One person in Illinois died after getting sick, the CDC said. Five were pregnant and one of them lost a fetus.

Listeria, a bacterial infectious disease caused by eating contaminated food, is found in pregnant people, people over the age of 65, and immunity. Most dangerous for those who are declining. CDC said. According to authorities, the case fatality rate is 20%, causing fetal loss in 20% of pregnant patients. According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms include fever, diarrhea, and nausea.

If you are at high risk and are experiencing these symptoms, especially if you have recently traveled to Florida, the CDC will tell you to contact your healthcare provider.

The CDC states that about 1,600 Listeria cases are reported each year in the United States.

Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administrationsaid in nine states that cheeseproduced in Kansas City, Missouri could be contaminated with Listeria. Announced that it was recalled. .. 

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