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A 38-year-old female asked:

how soon will symptoms of listeria appear? i ate some recalled cheese and within 12 hours was nauseated. i am currently in my third trimester.

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Dr. Vitaliy Krol
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Listeria: The incubation period for Listeria gastroenteritis is substantially shorter than other gastrointestinal illnesses, mean incubation period is 24 hours (range 6 hours to 10 days). Common symptoms include fever, watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, and pains in joints and muscles. You should see you doctor if you have above symptoms and have blood and stool cultures performed

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