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Listeria outbreak linked to deli meat kills Florida resident, CDC says

Posted at 6:07 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 18:07:12-04

The CDC is investigating a listeria outbreak linked to deli meat.

The CDC said 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of listeria have been from Florida, Massachusetts and New York.

All 10 people were hospitalized and one death has been reported from Florida.

Evidence shows that deli meat is likely the source of this outbreak, the CDC said.

Nine people infected all reported eating Italian-style meats such as salami, mortadella and prosciutto.

They purchased the prepackaged deli meats at different deli counters, the CDC said.

The specific type of deli meat and common supplier has not yet been identified.

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