By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

In a follow-up on the Listeria monocytogenes outbreak reported in four states and linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.

As of March 1, a total of 11 people have been infected in four states: New York, Connecticut, Maryland, and Virginia.

One death has been reported from Maryland.

State and local public health officials are interviewing people about the foods they ate in the month before they got sick. Of the eight people interviewed, seven people reported eating Hispanic-style fresh and soft cheeses. Among the seven people, six reported eating queso fresco – two reported El Abuelito brand and one reported Rio Grande brand.

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The CDC says the true number of sick people in an outbreak is likely higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses.