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A 33-year-old female asked:

Is it true that listeria symptoms may take up to 2 months to show? i'm 32 weeks pregnant and week ago i ate fruit which is recalled due to listeria?

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Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Serious listeria disease may not develop for weeks after infection. If you develop fever or severe headache, see your doctor. There is nothing else to be done at this point. Try not to worry about it. Despite the recall, you are still unlikely to develop serious disease.

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Last updated Jul 25, 2014

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