August 16, 2005
Benita Zahn
ALBANY – Two more cases of listeriosis has, according to this story, been confirmed in the New York Capital Region. The second and third cases were confirmed in Montgomery and Rensselaer counties.
Health officials won’t identify the patients, but say they are recovering.
The first case was confirmed in Schenectady County on July 28.
This followed three cases in Syracuse in early July. One of those patients died.
State health officials say the Syracuse and Schenectady cases have all been linked to the same strain of the bacteria. The first five cases involved women with underlying conditions, making them more susceptible to the bacteria.