Washington, DC - infoZine - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state health agencies to investigate the multi-state outbreak of listeriosis.
Have been reported for at least 15 people were injured Listeria monocytogenes strain outbreak in Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
And questioned the state and local officials in public health, more patients and discovered that the vast majority of melons consumed in full, and probably marketed from the region increased from Rocky Ford, Colorado.
FDA investigators with state health officials working to quickly determine where in the supply chain from contamination most likely occurred, and where have distributed the products that were potentially contaminated.
Has collected all of the Food and Drug Administration and state officials to public health and environmental samples of the product. Laboratory tests are ongoing.
Listeriosis is a rare and serious disease caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria called Listeria. People who believe they may become patients consult a doctor.
A person with listeriosis usually fever and pain in the muscles. Almost everyone who is diagnosed with listeriosis has an "invasive" infections, which spread the bacteria outside the gastrointestinal tract.
Listeriosis can be fatal, especially in groups at particular risk. These groups include the elderly, and persons with compromised immune and some chronic conditions (such as cancer). In pregnant women, can cause listeriosis abortion, stillbirth, and serious illness or death in newborns, although the mother herself is rarely become seriously ill.