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More listeria illnesses linked to Blue Bell products after recall
More listeria illnesses linked to Blue Bell products after recall

Federal officials have linked two more listeria illnesses to Blue Bell Creameries products, a day after the Brenham, Texas-based company issued a nationwide recall of all of its products due to an ongoing outbreak of the potentially fatal foodborne illness.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one person in Arizona and another in Oklahoma have been sickened by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria with DNA fingerprints matching those collected from Blue Bell product samples. Previously, three patients in Texas and five others in Kansas had been linked to the outbreak. All 10 patients were hospitalized, and three in Kansas died, officials said. The...

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