Three UK hospital patients dead from listeria linked to pre-packaged sandwiches

June 13, 2019

Three people have died and three are seriously ill following an outbreak of listeria infection in hospitals in England, according to an article on the Fox2 website.

Health agencies and local authorities are investigating the source of the infection.

All six people affected were seriously ill in the hospital at the time they were infected, Public Health England said in a statement. The people who died were being treated at two hospitals in the northern English cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

The meat supplier, North Country Cooked Meats, and its distributor, North Country Quality Foods, have voluntarily ceased production while the investigation is ongoing.

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