A cluster of Listeria monocytogenes infections in hospitalised adults, Midlands, England, February 2011

N. Coetzee*, V. Laza-Stanca, J. M. Orendi, S. Harvey, Nicola Elviss, K. A. Grant

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Abstract

Hospital-acquired listeriosis cases are not commonly reported but remain a significant public health problem. We report on three cases in patients with underlying conditions occurring during one week in February 2011. The cases had common exposure to pre-packed sandwiches and salads manufactured in compliance with regulations. Breaches in cold chain and shelf life controls at hospital level were identified as key contributing factors. Rigorous hospital food management systems remain important for patient safety.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume16
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2011

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