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December 18, 2019: Hard-Boiled Egg Listeria Outbreak Link Announced By CDC

Hard-Boiled Egg Listeria Outbreak Link Investigated By CDC – The CDC, FDA, and multiple state public health and regulatory officials are currently investigating a Listeria outbreak linked to consuming hard-boiled eggs. To date 7 individuals across 5 states have been infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria).

Hard-Boiled Egg Listeria Outbreak information

The number of confirmed Listeria outbreak cases by state was reported as follows: Florida (1), Maine (1), Pennsylvania (1), South Carolina (2), and Texas (2). Four hospitalizations and one death in Texas were reported in connection with the outbreak.

Almark Foods May Be Linked To Hard-Boiled Egg Listeria Outbreak

Although the investigation is ongoing, epidemiologic evidence points to bulk, fresh hard-boiled eggs produced by Almark Foods of Gainesville, Georgia, as the likely source of the Listeria outbreak. The hard-boiled eggs were packaged in plastic pails for use nationwide by food service operators.

Symptoms of Listeriosis

The CDC provided the following information regarding symptoms and onset of listeriosis:

• Listeriosis can cause different symptoms, depending on the person and the part of the body affected.

  • Pregnant women typically experience only fever and other flu-like symptoms, such as fatigue and muscle aches. However, infections during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery, or life-threatening infection of the newborn.
  • People other than pregnant women: Symptoms can include headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions in addition to fever and muscle aches.

• People with invasive listeriosis usually report symptoms starting 1 to 4 weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria; some people have reported symptoms starting as late as 70 days after exposure or as early as the same day of exposure.

• Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics.

Diagnosis of Listeria Infection

Listeriosis is typically diagnosed through a blood or spinal fluid test to look for, or isolate the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. In pregnant women, a sample of amniotic fluid may also be tested. If you suspect that you may have contracted Listeria or are experiencing listeriosis symptoms, contact your healthcare professional. He or she can order the necessary lab work to confirm a Listeria infection.

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If you or a loved one are diagnosed with listeriosis, are awaiting medical confirmation of Listeria food poisoning, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a Listeria Lawsuit case evaluation by contacting the Weinberg Law Firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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The information contained on this page has been gathered from the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and other sources in the public domain.

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