Fruit Recall Linked to 1 Death Including Sicknesses in Illinois
If you have recently purchased fruit in Illinois, you need to know there's a listeria outbreak that has been connected to sicknesses in Illinois including 1 death.
This bulletin from just a few days ago (November 21, 2023) comes from the Centers for Disease Control. It's a listeria outbreak that affects many states including Illinois involving peaches, plums and nectarines.
So far, 11 illnesses have been connected to listeria in these recalled fruit products resulting in 10 hospitalizations and 1 death including sickness in Illinois. Here are the recalled fruit products. It has also reportedly been connected to early pre-term labor.
Listeria is a dangerous bacteria that can become serious for "newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems" according to the CDC.
Listeria symptoms may not appear until 2 weeks after eating the contaminated fruit. Make sure to check out the CDC bulletin about this listeria outbreak that affects Illinois for more details and updates.
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