The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Agriculture and health officials from several states report investigating a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to deli meats.
10 people were infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes from 3 states (New York (2), Massachusetts (7) and Florida (1).
All 10 people were hospitalized. One death has been reported from Florida.
In interviews with 9 ill people, all reported eating Italian-style meats, such as salami, mortadella, and prosciutto. They reported purchasing prepackaged deli meats and meats sliced at deli counters at various locations.
A specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified.