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United States listeria illnesses linked to Canadian outbreak?

An outbreak of listeria monocytogenes that’s believed to have originated in Canada, has now been linked to “two dozen people across 13 states”, resulting in two deaths. The original listeria outbreak in Canada was linked to Rosemount diced chicken.

Scientific testing on those sickened in the United States found that “people in the United States are infected with bacteria that is closely related…” According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this likely means those in America that became ill “share a common source of infection…” As of Friday, August 24, 2019, 24 people have been sickened by Listeria monocytogenes in more than a dozen states. One aspect of diagnosing listeria that makes it extremely difficult is it can take as many as 70 days for symptoms to reveal themselves.

Rosemount branded diced chicken and Tip Top Poultry produced in the state of Georgia have been tied to the listeria outbreak, with Tip Top Poultry samples testing positive for listeria.

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