1 Death Reported in WA State Listeria Outbreak Linked to Soft Cheese

January 17, 2015 2:03 AM

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State health and agriculture officials in Washington state are working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on an ongoing outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of Latin-style soft cheese produced by Queseria Bendita of Yakima, WA.

As of Jan. 16, 2015, a total of three cases have been identified in King, Pierce and Yakima counties of WA, according to the department. One illness was pregnancy-associated, two people were hospitalized, and one death was reported.

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