Unit 2 AssignmentBetween July 5, 2015 and January 31, 2016, a total of 19 people were found to be ill withListeria in the United States. There were 9 states involved and New York had the highest casecount of 6. All 19 people infected were hospitalized, and one resulted in death. Evidence showedthat the Listeria traced back to packaged salads that were produced at a Dole processing facilityin Springfield, Ohio (CDC, 2016). In January 2016, Dole recalled all salad mixes that wereproduced that this facility, and ceased production until the outbreak had ended.Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by the bacteriaListeria monocytogenes(CDC,2019). It is most commonly spread by contaminated food and primarily effects pregnant women,newborns, elderly adults, and those with weakened immune systems. Listeria can cause manythings such as, infections in the bloodstream called sepsis, meningitis, encephalitis, and otherparts of the body. Listeria most commonly causes fever and diarrhea like other foodborne
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Foodborne illness,Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,Listeria monocytogenes,Listeria