CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and USDA-FSIS are investigating a multi-state Listeria outbreak linked to deli meats. Ten people have been infected with the Listeria monocytogenes strain, which has been reported in Florida, Massachusetts, and New York. All 10 people were hospitalized, and one death has been reported from Florida.
CDC says that epidemiologic evidence shows that deli meat is a likely source of this outbreak. In interviews with 9 ill people, all reported eating Italian-style meats, such as salami, mortadella, and prosciutto. They reported purchasing prepackaged deli meats and meats sliced at deli counters at various locations.
A specific type of deli meat and common supplier have not yet been identified.