Latest Infectious Disease News
TUESDAY, July 6, 2021
One death has been reported in a listeria outbreak that appears to be linked to precooked chicken served in health care facilities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Three people in Texas and Delaware became sick after they ate foods at a long-term care home or hospital, and interviews and lab tests indicate they likely got sick from eating precooked chicken, according to the CDC.
All three people were hospitalized and a patient in Texas died.
Listeria can cause severe illness when the bacteria spread beyond the gut to other parts of the body, the CDC noted. Listeria infection during pregnancy can also lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
People who are not pregnant may experience headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle