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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can listeria infection be detected via blood culture if no symptoms present? if possibly exposed in pregnancy, should you be tested or wait 4 symptoms

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Listeria: Listeria can be detected in a blood test. If exposed get tested.
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