Listeria monocytogenes has been trouble since before it was discovered. The food related bacteria have caused a lot of chaos in the food industry. However, with time, it was contained and could be managed with the right medicines and proper food hygiene tactics. However recently, the illness it causes has become a whole lot scarier when it resulted in the death of three people and also many hospitalized victims. According to an article, about eighteen people were affected by the Listeria monocytogenes in the District of Columbia and several other states. The eighteen casualties were hospitalized, but unfortunately three of them were reported to have died.
The monocytogenes were reported to have come from cheese that all the affected were said to have consumed. The cheese was also sold to places like California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Virginia and Washington and other locations between June and August 2012. Forever Cheese Inc. that imports the cheese from Italy, Portugal and Spain is said to have been the company responsible for the cheese. With such drastic results occurring to people due to this pathogen, it has become clear that an immediate solution is required to fight off this pathogen. The pathogen has developed into a deadly strand, consequently causing several cases of death reports. This calls for better scrutiny by the Food Safety and Drugs administration. The organization is required to formulate a strategy that prevents more deaths from occurring as a result of monocytogenes.
Additionally to this, it is important for areas to have emergency treatments centers and for them to be sufficiently stocked to ensure that the pathogen can immediately be discovered and treated to prevent any further illness. With such improvements in the health care treatment centers and also prevention methods, we at least have a chance of countering the deadly pathogen.