Lives Devastated by Listeria Cantaloupe Outbreak: Within the past month and a half there has been a nationwide outbreak of listeria. Listeria can be contracted by contaminated foods, in the current outbreak by contaminated cantaloupe. The cantaloupe in question, it has so far been said, to have been shipped to 22 different states. Originally shipped from a farm in Colorado, the contaminated cantaloupes have resulted in over 60 reported listeria illnesses and 8 deaths. Illness caused by listeria can lay somewhat dormant, presenting symptoms in infected persons up to two months after consuming contaminated products. If you have traveled out of the state of Florida, or think that you know someone who has and may have eaten some of the contaminated cantaloupe, you may want to seek a medical opinion. The Mayo Clinic has a list of common symptoms related to listeria on its website at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/listeria-infection/DS00963/DSECTION=symptoms.
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Listeria can be a lingering illness that can be debilitating and even result in death. If you or someone you know feels they may have eaten some of the contaminated cantaloupes, please seek medical advice. It would not be wise to take a wait and see approach; your health is not something to gamble on. If you think we can be of any assistance here at Boyer Law Firm, please call us today. We wish you and your families well.
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