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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Cheese

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Certain specialty cheese products have been linked to a multi-state outbreak of Listeria, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

The suspected products are Les Fréres, Petit Frére and Petit Frére with Truffles, all made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Company, a Wisconsin producer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report five people have been infected, including one death.

There are no deaths in Ohio, but a 52-year-old Cuyahoga County woman was hospitalized for her illness.

The strain, Listeriosis, can cause serious illness, particularly to newborns, pregnant women and people with weak immune systems.

Symptoms of Listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. Symptoms often begin three weeks after infection, but can take up to 70 days.

Click here for more information from the Ohio Department of Health.

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