Number of people sickened in listeria case grows

April 9, 2015 3:47 PM

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Number of people sickened in listeria case grows

The number of people sickened by a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products has grown to include three others in Texas, according to federal health authorities.

Dr. Brendan Jackson, a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said tests confirmed that three people in Texas have a similar strain of listeria previously found in five others at a hospital in Wichita, Kansas.

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