A Listeria outbreak linked to ready-to-eat food from the deli counter at NetCost Market in Brooklyn has sickened three people all of whom were hospitalized,  according to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

Consumers who purchased deli items from the store, located at 3100 Ocean Ave., before September 5 should not eat them as Listeria can cause serious illness and death. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth.

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Symptoms of a Listeria infection usually develop within two weeks of exposure but can take as long as 70 days to develop.  They include high fever, severe headache, stiff neck, muscle aches, nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions.

The three outbreak patients, who are Brooklyn residents, reported onset of symptoms on dates ranging from June 30, 2021, to July 20, 2021.  All of them reported eating ready-to-eat food they had purchased deli counter at NetCost Market on Ocean Ave. before they became ill.

Health officials used whole genome sequencing to identify the “genetic fingerprint” of the Listeria strain associated with this outbreak. The fingerprints for all three patients as well as for food and environmental samples taken from the store match.

A Listeria outbreak linked to ready-to-eat food from the deli counter at NetCost Market has sickened three people in Brooklyn.

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