Multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to whole apples used in commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples: United States, 2014-2015.

@article{Angelo2017MultistateOO,
  title={Multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to whole apples used in commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples: United States, 2014-2015.},
  author={Kristina Marie Angelo and Amanda R Conrad and Amy A. Saupe and H Dragoo and Nick West and Alida Sorenson and Andrew James Barnes and Matthew R Doyle and Jennifer Beal and Kelly A. Jackson and Steven G. Stroika and Cheryl L. Tarr and Zuzana Kucerova and Susan Lance and Lydia Hannah Gould and Matthew E. Wise and Brendan R. Jackson},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2017},
  volume={145 5},
  pages={848-856}
}
Whole apples have not been previously implicated in outbreaks of foodborne bacterial illness. We investigated a nationwide listeriosis outbreak associated with caramel apples. We defined an outbreak-associated case as an infection with one or both of two outbreak strains of Listeria monocytogenes highly related by whole-genome multilocus sequence typing (wgMLST) from 1 October 2014 to 1 February 2015. Single-interviewer open-ended interviews identified the source. Outbreak-associated cases were… CONTINUE READING

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