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Listeriosis: Introduction

Listeriosis: Listeriosis is the name of the general group of disorders caused by L. monocytogenes. This is a Gram-positive bacterium, motile by means of flagella. Some studies suggest that ... more about Listeriosis.

Listeriosis: Bacterial food poisoning. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Listeriosis is available below.

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Causes of Listeriosis

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Misdiagnosis and Listeriosis

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Prognosis for Listeriosis

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Prevention of Listeriosis

Prevention information for Listeriosis has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Listeriosis.

  • Cook food properly - listeria are usually destroyed by cooking.
  • Wash foods properly - especially foods eaten raw
  • Avoid coleslaw
  • Avoid pate
  • Smoked seafood
  • more preventions...»

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FDA Bad Bug Book (Excerpt)

Listeriosis is the name of the general group of disorders caused by L. monocytogenes. This is a Gram-positive bacterium, motile by means of flagella. Some studies suggest that 1-10% of humans may be intestinal carriers of L. monocytogenes. It has been found in at least 37 mammalian species, both domestic and feral, as well as at least 17 species of birds and possibly some species of fish and shellfish. It can be isolated from soil, silage, and other environmental sources. L. monocytogenes is quite hardy and resists the deleterious effects of freezing, drying, and heat remarkably well for a bacterium that does not form spores. Most L. monocytogenes are pathogenic to some degree. (Source: FDA Bad Bug Book)

Listeriosis (General): DBMD (Excerpt)

Listeriosis, a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, has recently been recognized as an important public health problem in the United States. The disease affects primarily pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. It can be avoided by following a few simple recommendations. (Source: excerpt from Listeriosis (General): DBMD)

Definitions of Listeriosis:

Gram positive bacterial infection with the genus Listeria including Listeria meningitis which causes clinical manifestations including fever, altered mentation, headache, meningeal signs, focal neurologic signs, and seizures. - (Source - Diseases Database)

An infectious disease of animals and humans (especially newborn or immunosuppressed persons) caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes; in sheep and cattle the infection frequently involves the central nervous system and causes various neurological symptoms - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Listeriosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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