Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Business
Classified Sites

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

1 dead in California, newborns sick in outbreak of listeria linked to Hispanic-style cheese

WASHINGTON - One person has died and three newborns have become ill in an outbreak of listeria linked to Hispanic-style cheese.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the death was in California. Seven additional illnesses were in Maryland.

All the Maryland victims had reported consuming soft or semi-soft Hispanic-style cheese that they purchased at different locations of the same grocery store chain. Listeria was later detected in a sample of cuajada en terron, or fresh cheese curd, purchased at that chain.

The CDC withheld the name of the grocery store, as they often do in investigations.

The agency said the cheese was "likely produced by" Roos Foods of Kenton, Del., and repackaged by the grocery store chain. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is warning people not to eat any cheeses produced by Roos Foods.

Roos Foods cheese is sold under brand names Santa Rosa de Lima, Amigo, Mexicana, Suyapa, La Chapina, and La Purisima Crema Nica.

Three of the illnesses were in newborns, the CDC said. Two of the illnesses were mothers of two of the ill newborns. It is unclear if the death was one of the newborns.

Listeria is a serious illness that includes fever and muscle aches, often with other gastrointestinal symptoms. It is especially dangerous to pregnant women because it easily passes through to the fetus.

The illnesses were diagnosed between August and November of last year, but the CDC said there may be more. The investigation is ongoing, the agency said.

___

Follow Mary Clare Jalonick on Twitter: http://twitter.com/mcjalonick

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
Submit a Random Act of Kindness
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media

Canadian Mortgage Rates