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A 24-year-old member asked:

I am pregnant and ate food contaminated with listeria infection - will it harm my unborn child?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Most likely no: There are some foods, like sushi or homemade unpasteurized cheese, that carry listeria that can lead to newborn infection and sepsis. It is best that you share this information with your OB immediately, so they can decide if the food you ingested was a suspected one, and if so how to treat you properly to avoid transmission to the fetus.
Dr. David LaMond
Bariatrics 21 years experience
Probably not: It's unlikely, if u are still concerned. Follow up w your ob.

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