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i love sushi, can i get listeria infection from raw fish?

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Some sushi may be contaminated by listeria. If you have a compromised immune system or are pregnant it would be prudent to avoid raw fish.
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
No: Listeriosis primarily is foodborne. Incriminated foods include unpasteurized milk and soft cheeses, undercooked poultry, and unwashed raw vegetables.

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Does heavy discharge mean I have an infection?

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How do I manage listeriosis while pregnant?

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What are the symptoms ofe. Colio157:h7 infections?

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A 49-year-old female asked:

Infection in esophagus?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
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Possible: If you are asking if a person can get an infection in the esophagus, the answer is yes. Infection can occur in any part of the body. If you are asking about esophagitis, it does not have to be an actual infection caused by a bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasite. It can mean irritation of the esophageal mucosa from recurrent exposure to refluxed stomach acid, mostly affecting the lower esophagus.

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