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Seven die in French listeria outbreak

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 04 March 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:601
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    Three new cases of listeriosis were reported in France just days after Dominique Gillot, secretary of state for health, announced that the outbreak had come to an end. This brings to 26 the number of people infected since December. Seven of them have died.

    Ms Gillot said that most of the patients had eaten pig's tongue in aspic, but the producer of this French speciality has not been identified. Cross contamination by knives used to cut other products is probably involved.

    The first alert was sounded at …

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