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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

Symp­toms of lis­te­ria in­fec­tion can take up to 90 days to ap­pear af­ter ex­po­sure

Symp­toms can in­clude a fever, flu-like ill­ness and di­ar­rhoea

Preg­nant women are most at risk be­cause lis­te­ria can re­sult in mis­car­riage, still­birth, or se­vere ill­ness in a new­born baby

The el­derly, the very young and pa­tients un­der­go­ing chemo­ther­apy are also at risk

Any­one from a vul­ner­a­ble group suf­fer­ing with th­ese symp­toms who is wor­ried they have been ex­posed should take ad­vice from their GP or hospi­tal con­sul­tant

The ill­ness can usu­ally be ef­fec­tively treated with an­tibi­otics

A list of out­lets which sold the sand­wiches is avail­able at www.food.gov.uk

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