a stiff neck, headache, confusion, and dizziness, according to the Mayo Clinic. Pregnant people may not experience severe symptoms themselves, but a listeria infection can be devastating to the fetus, sometimes causing miscarriage, stillbirth, premature birth, or life-threatening infection within a few days of being born.
According to the CDC, a doctor will diagnose listeriosis when a bacterial culture grows Listeria monocytogenes from a body tissue or fluid. Treatment varies depending on how severe the symptoms are. People with mild symptoms are usually advised to just wait it out, but more serious cases require antibiotics. During pregnancy, prompt antibiotic treatment can keep the fetus from contracting the infection, the Mayo Clinic says.
If you’ve eaten potentially contaminated food or are experiencing any of the above symptoms of listeriosis, check in with your doctor.
The onions that were recalled earlier this summer are still being watched closely.
So far, over 500 people have become sick across the country and 60 of them have been hospitalized in 34 states, according to recent data from the CDC.
The four states with the highest number of reported infections are Oregon, Utah, California, and Montana
Salmonella infections can cause diarrhea, fever, stomach cramps and other symptoms. Most people tend to recover without treatment.
States with discovered Salmonella Newport strains: