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How will i know if i have listeria? i am 30 weeks pregnant. what are the signs of listeria, and what harm can it cause to a fetus?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Listeria: Symptoms of listeria include: fever, flu-like syndrome, abdominal or back pain, vomiting/diarrhea, headache, sore throat or no symptoms. The incidence of listeriosis in pregnancy is 12 per 100, 000. Thus it is a rare disease. Listeria is found commonly in nature. So it can be hard to avoid being exposed to it.
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