Listeriosis is a terrible disease, affecting mainly the elderly, pregnant women and infants – with about a 20% fatality rate. According to CBC, one of the six individuals who have contracted Listeria monocytogenes from a Richmond BC grocery store has died.
As of Friday, at least six people had been hospitalized due to Listerialinked to Foody World, at 3000 Sexsmith Road in Richmond, B.C.
Vancouver Coastal Health warned customers not to consume any produce or ready-to-eat foods made in-house at the store.
The cause of death is currently unknown, the health authority said Monday.