By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

An outbreak of listeriosis in Spain has sickened about 155 people to date, killing one, according to the health authorities. The Spanish Health Ministry said it was looking into another 523 suspected cases.

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The outbreak has primarily affected Andalusia in the Seville region; however, cases have also been recorded in Asturias, Extremadura, Madrid, Catalonia and Aragon.

Unfortunately, a 90-year-old Andalusia woman has become the first fatal victim.

The Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN) has already warned about a roasted meat product of the brand “La Mechá” made by Magrudis SL not to consume it.

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Spain’s health ministry issued the alerts to EU authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The plant linked to the outbreak has been closed with all of its products recalled.