The listeria outbreak that began in August is not fully contained yet.
The Danish State Serum Institute (SSI) said on Thursday that a new case of listeria infection traced to the original outbreak has been found.
With the new patient, the total number of infected individuals increases to 41. Of those, 17 have died.
A total of 30 products – including variations of rullepølse, salami and hot dogs – were recalled.
“Several weeks can pass from when one eats food with the listeria bacteria until they become ill. The latest patient was sickened nearly two months after the company’s products were recalled from the market,” SSI said in a statement.
SSI said that there have been an additional 38 cases of listeria infection not connected to the rullepølse
outbreak. In late September, three people died
from listeria in an asparagus soup served at Odense University Hospital.