Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 8th, 2006
According to recent research published in the journal Epidemiology and Infection, "We used molecular subtyping to investigate an outbreak of listeriosis involving residents of 24 U.S. states.
"We defined a case as infection with Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4b yielding one of several closely related patterns when subtyped by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Patients infected with strains yielding different patterns were used as controls."
"A total of 108 cases were identified with 14 associated deaths and four miscarriages or stillbirths. A...
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