Listeriosis - Recalled Food

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If a person has eaten recalled food potentially contaminated with Listeria, what should he or she do?

The CDC recommends the following to all people. If the person has no symptoms, they recommend no tests or treatment be done. However, if the person is in a high-risk group (see risk factor section above), they recommend contacting the person's physician only if the person develops fever or signs of serious illness within two months of eating the food. The CDC makes these conservative suggestions based on the fact that the chance of developing Listeria infection, even after ingestion of a contaminated product, is very small.

However, people in the high-risk groups should have no delays in contacting their doctor if they suspect symptoms of listeriosis are developing.

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Comment from: richard, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: November 18

I consumed food from a Deli. Approximately 1 month later received a letter from them notifying of an FDA recall of the product. I have had severe diarrhea for this period and my wife went to emergency with severe lung problems. She is in her 70's.

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