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2013 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Les Freres Cheese

On July 3, 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health announced an outbreak of listeriosis linked to eating Les Freres cheese made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese, a Wisconsin producer. Two people in Minnesota were ill with onsets in early June. Both were hospitalized and one died. Additional cases were reported in Illinois (1 patient), Indiana (1 patient) and Ohio (1 patient). One illness in a pregnant woman resulted in a miscarriage.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2013
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana
  • Organism(s):
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Cheese
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • GX6A16.0016/GXA12.0003
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese, Les Freres
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 5
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 5
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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