January 8, 2008: Third Death Linked to Listeria Contaminated Milk

Fatal Food Poisoning Outbreak Linked to Listeria Contaminated Milk – An 87-year-old man who had consumed Listeria-contaminated milk produced by Whittier Farms, a Massachusetts dairy, died on January 3, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The man became ill in November, and died while in the hospital.

Health officials also noted that the number of cases in this Listeria outbreak has risen to five. In addition to two elderly men who died last year, a third elderly man and a pregnant woman who survived (the woman miscarried), there are also reports of a 31-year-old woman who was diagnosed with listeriosis, the disease caused by Listeria food poisoning, in September.

The woman had been diagnosed while in the hospital for the birth of her child. Both the woman and her baby are “doing well,” according to a health department spokesperson. Authorities linked the woman to the current Listeria outbreak when they discovered she had consumed Whittier Farms milk.

The dairy remains closed at this time.

To learn more about this Listeria food poisoning outbreak, please see Listeria Contaminated Milk Causes Two Deaths and Source of Listeria Contamination Found in Milk Product.

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