A food poisoning outbreak tied to deli meat and cheese has sickened 16 people, including one who died, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

Most were hospitalized and one sickness brought about the passing of a pregnancy, as per the Habitats for Infectious prevention and Counteraction.

The sicknesses date back to April last year with the latest report on Sept. 29, the office said.

Many announced eating meat or cheddar from shop counters where examiners distinguished listeria in open bundles of cut meats and in the climate. 

The bacteria was found at two NetCost Market locations in New York, but health officials said that’s not likely the only source of the listeria outbreak because some sick people didn’t shop at the store.

This 2002 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows a Listeria monocytogenes bacterium, responsible for the food borne illness listeriosis


Those sickened were from New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey and California. The death was reported in Maryland, the CDC said.


Listeria is a persistent germ that can be hard to get rid of from surfaces and equipment. Symptoms of listeria poisoning include fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea


It is especially dangerous for the elderly, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems.