Six ill, 2 dead in Listeria outbreak tied to Vulto soft cheese | CIDRAP #LoserTrump will soon promote reducing inspections and standards for safe food – count on it and more unnecessary dead.

Six people have been sickened—two fatally—in a four-state listeriosis outbreak that began last September and has been traced to soft raw milk cheese made by Vulto Creamery of Walton, N.Y., which has issued a recall, federal officials said today.The outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes is known to cause serious, life-threatening disease.Deaths in Connecticut, VermontListeria specimens were taken from two of the patients in September, one in October, and the other three in January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its first statement on the outbreak today.Half of the patients are from New York, while Connecticut, Florida, and Vermont have each reported one case. All case-patients required hospitalization. The patients in Connecticut and Vermont died.

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