CDC: 1 dead, 7 others sickened by listeria traced to cheese

zole4The CDC reported a listeria outbreak via infected ‘Hispanic-style’ cheese in at least eight people (5 adults and 3 babies) of Hispanic descent living in Maryland and California. Health inspectors traced the source back to Roos Foods as the manufacturer, a company based in Kenton, Delaware.  Listeria spreads through the consumption of unpasteurized milk and cheeses, soft cheeses, ready-to-eat meats and smoked seafoods, and authorities warn not to purchase products under brand names of Santa Rosa de Lima, Amigo, Mexicana, Suyapa, La Chapina and La Purisima Crema Nica. What advice do you provide to your patients on how to protect themselves from food poisoning?

For additional information, please see CNN Health.

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