As of February 14, 2023, a complete of 11 people infected with the outbreak pressure of Listeria have been reported from 10 states. Ill people’s samples were gathered from July 3, 2018, to January 31, 2023.
Unwell folks vary in age from 47 to 88 many years, with a median age of 73, and 73% are female. Race or ethnicity data is offered for ten sick people today. One particular sick individual reported Hispanic ethnicity. Of nine folks that did not report Hispanic ethnicity, 8 are White and 1 is African American/Black. Of ten individuals with information and facts accessible, all have been hospitalized. No fatalities have been documented.
State and neighborhood public health officials are interviewing individuals to locate out what food items they ate in the thirty day period just before they obtained unwell.
Public well being investigators are making use of the PulseNet system to identify health problems that might be element of this outbreak. CDC PulseNet manages a countrywide databases of DNA fingerprints of microorganisms that induce foodborne sicknesses. DNA fingerprinting is performed on bacteria employing a method termed entire genome sequencing (WGS). WGS confirmed that micro organism from unwell people’s samples are intently relevant genetically. This implies that people in this outbreak got unwell from the exact same meals.