Research – Listeria: What you need to know

Medical News Today

Listeriosis is a food-borne infection caused by Listeria bacteria. The majority of people who become infected might barely notice the illness. However, those at risk can be severely affected, and mortality rates are relatively high.

Listeriosis, also called Listeria, can be a serious infection; it strikes pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and anyone with a weakened immune system.

In this article, we will look at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of listeriosis. We will also discuss how the bacteria works, the best ways to avoid infection, and recent research into preventing the disease.

Fast facts on listeriosis

  • Listeriosis is an infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes
  • An estimated 260 Americans die of listeriosis yearly.
  • Only immunosuppressed individuals and pregnant women are at risk of a serious case of listeriosis.
  • Listeriosis can lead to septicemia or meningitis.
  • Pregnant women are 10 times more likely to be infected with Listeria than the general population.

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