Commercially Packaged Caramel Apples Caused Listeria — Leaves 5 Dead

December 20, 2014 5:47 PM

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A Listeria epidemic thought to have started from commercially wrapped up caramel apples has killed 5 individuals in the United States and sickened 28 individuals since November, authorities said Friday.

Listeria monocytogenes is triggered by a microbe and can result in life-threatening ailment. It is especially perilous for kids, the elderly and pregnant women, in whom it can result in miscarriage.

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