No need to panic

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No need to panic
TORRECARDENAS HOSPITAL: Pregnant woman with listeria symptoms had eaten smoked salmon Photo credit: Schumi4ever

A PREGNANT woman with symptoms compatible with listeria gave birth at Torrecardenas hospital early in May.

Her baby was born via caesarean and, according to the media, the mother, who said she had eaten smoked salmon “felt well” and the baby was in good health.

Jesus Aguirre, who heads the regional government’s Health department recently referred to the listeria scare linked to the Royal brand of marinated smoked salmon.  This was withdrawn nationwide last week following an alert from the central government’s Ministry of Health but Aguirre was reported as saying that “at present” there was no connection with the Torrecardenas patient.

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Aguirre called for calm, emphasising that there were no products from the possibly-infected batch in Andalucia as all had been traced and withdrawn from the market.

“Andalucia is a leader in detecting listeria,” the Health chief said, “and our technicians are very knowledgeable about it.”


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Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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