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Two other pregnant women who ate food contaminated with listeria aborted


Two pregnant women who were admitted to hospitals in Seville and who had taken food contaminated with Listeria bacteria have aborted in the last hours

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Two pregnant women who were admitted to hospitals in Seville and who had taken food contaminated with the Listeria bacteria have aborted in the last hours of this Friday, reported the Ministry of Health and Families.

Both abortions have occurred in weeks 8 and 32 of gestation. In the absence of the results of the tests performed, the diagnostic suspicion is that the death of the fetuses has been caused by chorioamnionitis due to listeria monocytogenes . Women who have lost their babies remained admitted to the Virgen Macarena and Virgen del Rocío hospitals.

The abortions of these two women are joined by those of other pregnant women who lost the babies who were waiting for the past 2 and 12 August in hospitals in Seville after consuming roasted meat of the brand Mecha, origin of the listeriosis outbreak that has Already intoxicated 197 people since the alert was decreed on August 15. As for new cases of infection with Listeria monocytogenes, none have been detected until Thursday, the Board said.

The Ministry of Health and Families has transferred its condolences to these women and their families, who have been offered "all possible support in these harsh circumstances."

According to the last part on the listeriosis outbreak, the number of hospitalized patients with suspected infection or with infection confirmed by Listeria monocytogenes is 67, same as the day before.

Of the patients admitted, 23 are pregnant women (24 the previous day) who are under antibiotic treatment and three patients remained admitted to the ICU (same as the previous day).

The distribution by provinces of the admitted patients is as follows: Seville, 51 (49 the previous day), Huelva, 9 (10 on the previous day); Malaga, 3 (4 the day before), Cádiz, 3 (same as the day before) and Granada (1, same as the day before). In the rest of the provinces there are no admitted patients.

As for the confirmed cases of Listeria monocytogenes infection, most of these cases are located in the province of Seville, 162 (82%), followed by Huelva (17 cases), Cádiz (10), Málaga (4) and Granada (4). In the provinces of Almería, Córdoba and Jaén there are no confirmed cases.

The spokesman of the technical cabinet created by the Ministry of Health and Families for the follow-up of the listeriosis outbreak, José Miguel Cisneros, points out that "the data of these last days confirm that the inflection of the outbreak has occurred."

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