My friend Jay Urban, whose practice is in Milwaukee, WI is investigating a listeriosis outbreak involving Crave Brothers Cheese Company. His number is 414-906-1700.
The Listeriosis outbreak was linked to contaminated soft cheeses made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company of Waterloo, Wis.
If you have been diagnosed with this medical condition and think that the recalled product is the culprit, call Jay.
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Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem in the United States. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected. The risk may be reduced by recommendations for safe food preparation, consumption, and storage.
From a recent CDC report:
On June 27, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health notified CDC of two patients with invasive Listeria monocytogenes infections (listeriosis) whose clinical isolates had indistinguishable pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns. A query of PulseNet, the national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, identified clinical and environmental isolates from other states. On June 28, CDC learned from the Food and Drug Administration's Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network that environmental isolates indistinguishable from those of the two patients had been collected from Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese during 2010–2011. An outbreak-related case was defined as isolation of L. monocytogeneswith the outbreak PFGE pattern from an anatomic site that is normally sterile (e.g., blood or cerebrospinal fluid), or from a product of conception, with an isolate upload date during May 20–June 28, 2013. As of June 28, five cases were identified in four states (Minnesota, two cases; Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, one each). Median age of the five patients was 58 years (range: 31–67 years). Four patients were female, including one who was pregnant at the time of infection. All five were hospitalized. One death and one miscarriage were reported.
Read more: CDC: Listeriosis outbreak by unsanitary cheese-making conditions - KMSP-TV http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/25183825/listeriosis-outbreak-unsanitary-cheese-making-conditions#ixzz2yIoYBCqB