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Listeria Outbreak from Deli Meat and Cheese Kills One, Sickens Dozen

The illnesses spanned six states

An outbreak of listeria tied to deli meat and cheese has killed one person, sickened 16 others and resulted in a lost pregnancy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Wednesday. The illnesses spanned six states.

Investigators are trying to identify any specific products or delis that may have been contaminated, according to the CDC. Samples from sick people were collected from April 17, 2021, to Sept. 29, 2022. Their ages ranged from 38 to 92.

"The true number of sick people in this outbreak is likely higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses," according to the CDC website.

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