Published: Thursday, September 18, 2008
Source of Article: http://www.canada.com/saskatoonstarphoenix/news/story.html?id=db0d54ba-f1b0-4a4c-9c96-044027ca4c39
Health officials are investigating the death of an infant from the Burntwood health region in northern
It's not known whether the case is connected to the current national
outbreak linked to meat products from a Maple Leaf Foods plant
Health officials haven't disclosed the age of the child or when the infant died, but are expected to release more details later Thursday.
Health officials suspect the infant had an underlying medical condition, which may have made the child more susceptible to severe symptoms from listeria bacteria.
The infant is
Listeriosis is caused by an infection in the blood or spinal fluid and can be associated with symptoms like high fever, stiff neck and significant weakness that can result in death.
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