A 48-year-old member asked:
How can i prevent listeriosis infection during pregnancy? avoid deli food?
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Yes and more: Here are dietary recommendations for people at high risk of listeriosis including pregnant women.
* avoid soft cheeses
* avoid foods from delicatessen counters, e.g., prepared salads, meats.
* avoid raw or unpasteurized milk
* avoid refrigerated pates and other meat spreads
* cook leftover foods or ready-to-eat foods until steaming hot before eating.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
CDC says...: This comes from the centers for disease control and prevention recommendations on listeriosis prevention: wash your hands after you handle hot dogs. Avoid cross-contaminating fluid from hot dogs packages with utensils or food prep surfaces. Ensure that hot dogs or luncheon meats you eat have been reheated to the point that they are steaming hot. Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses. See below.
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Last updated Feb 20, 2014
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