An outbreak of Listeria linked to sliced deli meats has spread to four states including New Jersey, and one person has died from infections in Michigan, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
A total of eight cases reported and all led to hospital stays, said the CDC from Wednesday. Cases include: Michigan, Michigan and New York, USA. 19659004. Pennsylvania.
. No information about the infected patients was published.
The outbreak is linked CDI said that not a single retailer or brand of meat has been identified as the perpetrator.
The CDC does not recommend consumers avoiding delicatessen or asking retailers to stop selling delicacies. Retailers are often asked to clean and disinfect deli slicers and other areas where Deli products are prepared, stored or served.
Symptoms of Listeria include muscle aches, diarrhea, fever, headache, confusion and convulsions.
To prevent the infection, CDC encourages hand washing after handling sausage and lunch meat and cheese, keeping open meat packs cut at a local deli no longer than 3 to 5 days in the fridge, and it is not allows to take juice from the lunch meat and sausage packages other food or preparation surfaces.
Pregnant women, newborns, adults over the age of 65 and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to suffer from listeriosis, according to the CDC.
Sophie Nieto-Munoz can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org . Follow her at @snietomunoz . Find NJ.com on Facebook .
Do you have a tip? Tell us. nj.com/tips
Get the latest updates directly from your inbox. Subscribe to the newsletters of NJ.com .