Italian-Style Deli Meat Listeria Outbreak Grows: 11 Sick, 1 Dead

A three-state Listeria outbreak linked to Italian-style deli meats including salami, prosciutto and mortadella has grown to include 11 illnesses and one fatality, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  All of the people sickened said they ate Italian-style deli meats they purchased from grocery stores before they became ill. Some had purchased prepackaged meat, others had had it sliced at deli counters.

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Since the last update on October 23, 2020, one additional illness has been reported. The three states reporting illnesses are New York (3), Massachusetts (7), and Florida(1).  The fatality occurred in Florida.

Symptoms of a Listeria infection include headache, fever, stiff neck, muscle aches, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Usually, these symptoms develop within two weeks of exposure, but sometimes it can take as long as 70 days before they appear. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.

The CDC is advising seniors, people with underlying health conditions and pregnant women to avoid eating Italian-style deli meats until they can pinpoint the source of the outbreak.

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If you are part of this outbreak and would like a free consultation with an experienced Listeria lawyer, please contact the Pritzker Hageman Listeria Legal Team. We have represented clients in every major Listeria outbreak in the U.S. You can reach us by calling 1-888-377-8900, sending a text to 612-261-0856, or by completing the form below. There is no obligation and we don’t get paid unless we win.

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