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Iam 12 week pregnant, today Ate one slice of raw beef meat( air dried and salted,) can it cause listeria?how can i avoid? Will yogurt help?

Iam 12 week pregnant, today Ate one slice of raw beef meat( air dried and salted,) can it cause listeria?how can i avoid? Will yogurt help?

Avoid raw meats: pregnant women are 10 more likely to get listeriosis isymtoms of listeria include headaches, muscle aches fever ,chills, nausea and vomiting . you should consult your doctor no and immediately if symtoms occur it can be treated with antibiotics. it can cause miscarriage prematurity, MR, blindness , and death ...Read more

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can deli ham and turkey that says cooked on package still cause listeria? might be pregnant, not sure if ok to eat ham & turkey sandwich.

 can deli ham and turkey that says cooked on package still cause listeria? might be pregnant, not sure if ok to eat ham & turkey sandwich.

Food borne bacteria: Any bacterium can infect anyone when not properly refrigerated or cooked to an appropriate temperature prior to ingestion. Pre cooked and packaged foods still require the same conditions and if you are unsure of the above, common sense says to forego partaking the food item, pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Can listeria infection manifest in hours and cause gullain barre syndrome?

Can listeria infection manifest in hours and cause gullain barre syndrome?

Not usually: The time it takes to get infected, then reproduce, then cause symptoms is usually days. While almost any infection can trigger a guillan barre syndrome, it can also be due to vaccines, medications or often times for unknown reasons. ...Read more

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When can a listeria infection occur?

Contaminated Food: When you eat food contaminated with lysteria, it can take up to several months for you to have symptoms. Most people are real sick when they seek help. ...Read more

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What tests shall i go for to diagnose listeria infection ?

Listeria: Any tissue or fluid can be tested for an infection: skin, semen, blood, urine, wound discharge, sputum, etc. We typically go for the most likely source for the infection. For example, tuberculosis likes to reside in the stomach, so we test gastric juices for tb. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: listeria infection?

Bacteria: Infection with listeria monocytogenes. This infection is associated with infants, older people (>50), and pregnant women. Route of infection is usually infected food. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for a listeria infection?

Yes: While most listeria infections clear spontaneously, patients who are considered high risk due to pregnancy, old age or other factors, can be treated with antibiotics. Typically Ampicillin is the treatment of choice for listeria. ...Read more

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Help!i am worried about listeria infection! and my fetus?

Help!i am worried about listeria infection! and my fetus?

See below: 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. ...Read more

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I have diabetes, will there be complications with a listeria infection?

Risk increased: Diabetics have increased risk from infections due to the systemic effects of diabetes. However, an increased risk does not mean that you personally will get complications, and many diabetics do very well with standard treatment. It's always a good idea to monitor your blood sugars more frequently when you are sick. ...Read more

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