Two years ago, enoki mushrooms were linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak. Now, a new outbreak is brewing. The current enoki mushroom Listeria outbreak includes two illnesses in two states, Nevada and Michigan. Both patients have been hospitalized.

Public health officials have not disclosed where the mushrooms were grown or which company imported them. But the U.S. Food and Administration (FDA) has initiated a traceback investigation and begun an on-site inspection.

The people sickened in this outbreak, who range in age from 30 to 42, said they ate enoki mushrooms or restaurant food containing enoki mushrooms before they became ill early last month. Their samples were collected on October 5 and October 8, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Symptoms of a Listeria infection include intense headache, stiff neck, high fever, other muscle stiffness, loss of balance, and confusion. Among pregnant women, Listeria can cause miscarriage and stillbirth. Symptoms can develop within 24 hours of exposure, or take as long as 70 days to develop.

Enoki mushroom Listeria

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