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.

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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.

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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.

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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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