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1 Dead, Several Hospitalized In Listeria Outbreak Linked To Deli Meat

April 20, 2019 - 2:36 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- One person is dead and several more are in the hospital because of a listeria outbreak involving sliced deli meats.

The outbreak has been linked to deli meats in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan although it has not been associated with any specific company or food chain.

So far, no deli meat has been recalled and no information about the infected patients has been released.

The CDC is not advising consumers to avoid deli products or asking retailers to stop selling deli-sliced products, but the organization urges retailers to clean and sanitize deli slicers and other areas where deli products are prepared, stored or served frequently.

Symptoms of listeria include muscle aches, diarrhea, fever, headaches, confusion and convulsions.

Pregnant women, newborns, adults over age 65 and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to get sick with listeriosis, the CDC says.