Listeria Outbreak In Cantaloupe

What is up with food this week? Arsenic in apple juice and now, a listeria outbreak in cantaloupe. According to...
What is up with food this week? Arsenic in apple juice and now, a listeria outbreak in cantaloupe. According to Pregnancy & Baby Blog, who is offering the whole scoop, "The cantaloupe outbreak has been linked to cantaloupe in Colorado. People in five states – Colorado, Indiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska – have been affected so far, and the listeria outbreak has sicked at least 16 people and caused four deaths." food illness, food safety, pregnancy food safety, safe food, listeria, Listeria outbreak, cantaloupe safety This is information you need, because trust me, listeria is not a pretty picture for pregnant women or babies. When the average adult is exposed to Listeria they normally only experience mild flu-like symptoms. However, if you're pregnant and exposed to listeria, it can be a much larger problem. Listeriosis, related to listeria is an infection that may cause miscarriage, premature birth, or severe illness or death of a newborn. Also keep in mind, that pregnant women, in general, are 20 times more likely to be exposed to a food related illness than the general population. Thus, it pays to be extra cautious about food safety during pregnancy.

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