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I'm 36 weeks preg. I are coleslaw last weekend not knowing I shouldn't. For the last two days I have aches, stuffiness, headache. Could it be listeria?

I'm 36 weeks preg. I are coleslaw last weekend not knowing I shouldn't. For the last two days I have aches, stuffiness, headache. Could it be listeria?

Coleslaw?: I don't see why you can't have coleslaw as long as it is properly prepared. You can get a food borne illness anytime from anything. As far as listeria, while it is theoretically possible, cole slaw is not a typical food where it is found. Muscle aches, fever, vomiting and diarrhea are the more common symptoms. ...Read more

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Taking listeria, sore neck shoulder headaches, is this normal?

Taking listeria, sore neck shoulder headaches, is this normal?

Taking Listeria?: I can't think why you'd be 'taking listeria, ' which is a potentially dangerous bacteria. If you're taking it, you should stop! ...Read more

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High white blood cell count green poop low grade fever and chills with headache flu negative strep negative listeria??

High white blood cell count green poop low grade fever and chills with headache flu negative strep negative listeria??

If you have green: Poop and fever, then look inside the belly for cause. You may need a CT, or stool culture, or GI workup. If you have headache with fever, perhaps you need to look for meningitis. In other words, have your doctor keep looking for a cause, those tests you listed are only the beginning. Focus on your symptoms and start there. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does listeria last?

Question unclear: Listeria is a bacteria, not a disease. Please provide more details about what is going on? Where is it? What are the symptoms? Is the patient pregnant? ...Read more

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I ate a product since recalled b/c of possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. How long till I know I'm in the clear in terms of getting sick?

I ate a product since recalled b/c of possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. How long till I know I'm in the clear in terms of getting sick?

Listeria infection: Healthy people rarely become ill from listeria infection, but the disease can be fatal to unborn babies and newborns. People who have weakened immune systems also are at higher risk of life-threatening complications. Prompt antibiotic treatment can help curb the effects of listeria infection. Symptoms may occur very quickly, within a day or two but may also be delayed for months in onset. ...Read more

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After eating a cantelope, how long does it take before you know if you have listeria?

Don't worry: If you are ill, then see the doctor. Otherwise, you should not worry about eating cantaloupe or getting listeria. ...Read more

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Can I get botulism or listeria from undercooked chicken? What are the chances and how long should I wait to get it?

Can I get botulism or listeria from undercooked chicken? What are the chances and how long should I wait to get it?

Yes and no: Botulism, no. You can't get that from chicken, it only grows inside improperly sealed cans and bottles. With chicken, we usually see salmonella/shigella, listeria is possible but rare. It can take at least a day to develop symptoms if you contracted it. Typically your body will get over it just fine without treatment. The bigger risk with Listeriosis is if you are pregnant. Hope this helps ...Read more

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How long after getting listeria will it show up in blood tests? What if I had it a month or more ago? I am pregnant.

How long after getting listeria will it show up in blood tests? What if I had it a month or more ago? I am pregnant.

Blood cultures: Listeria testing is best done when one is acutely ill typically through blood cultures. Pregnant women with high fever, diarrhea, myalgias and headache in whom no other more common cause can be identified may be tested. For a potential infection more than a month ago typically no testing is done and fetal surveillance through basic prenatal care and ultrasound are done. ...Read more

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I am 13 weeks pregnant and ate queso fresco accidentally last night. What can I do to ensure my baby doesn't contract listeria?

I am 13 weeks pregnant and ate queso fresco accidentally last night. What can I do to ensure my baby doesn't contract listeria?

Yum yum...: Queso fresco is quite delicious (mexican cheese made from raw milk) and only causes problem if it is contaminated. American cheese is made from pasterized milk, thus less chance of bacterial contamination. Listeria is a serious infection, but rather rare...7/million in us...For now, just monitor closely...If fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea etc. Consult doc...Otherwise, should be ok... Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant. I ate bacon 2 times last week. Could I have listeria?

Probably not: I'm assuming it was cooked and it is very unlikely to contract listeria from properly cooked meats. ...Read more

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Is pain on waist under ribcage on the right side, a symptom of listeria? I also felt a little nauseous but didn't throw up. Lasted 4 hours. Or could it be symptoms of not eating the whole day

Is pain on waist under ribcage on the right side, a symptom of listeria? I also felt a little nauseous but didn't throw up. Lasted 4 hours. Or could it be symptoms of not eating the whole day

Indirectly: If you have listeriosis you probably should be treated for it. And if you are treated then a lot of the bodyaches could be related to vomiting, coughing and just the natural progression of this illness. When in doubt please get this checked out. ...Read more

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Can listeria be transferred to my toothbrush? How long does it stay in the mouth? Can I pass it to my boyfriend by kissing or sharing cups?

Can listeria be transferred to my toothbrush? How long does it stay in the mouth? Can I pass it to my boyfriend by kissing or sharing cups?

Possibly: Possibly, but your infant also has some of your own immunity from the placenta. Rinse once an hour for 30 to 60 seconds with original bad tasting listerine for six hours and that should kill as many germs as possible. ...Read more

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How does listeria get into food?

How does listeria get into food?

Soil: Listeria lives in soil and decaying vegetable matter where our food is grown. It can be passed to meats and cheeses from vegetables, and it is able to grow and multiply at refrigerator temperature. Hot cooked foods do not harbor listeria. ...Read more

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Can uncured hot dogs contain listeria?

Can uncured hot dogs contain listeria?

Yes: Listeriosis is a food borne illness caused by the listeria bacteria. 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; and mexican-style cheeses. Avoid eating >. ...Read more

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Are there ages where listeria is more or less dangerous than others? If so, what ages?

Are there ages where listeria is more or less dangerous than others? If so, what ages?

Young and old: Listeria usually attacks those with weakened and poor immune systems. A newborn infant will be affected as well as an elderly individual. Those who have poor immune systems are also at risk ...Read more

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Which cheese contains listeria?

Which cheese contains listeria?

Unpasteurized cheese: Listeria gets killed with pasteurization of cheese. Theoretically, listeria can also contaminate pasteurized cheese, but this would occur if the cheese is exposed to the bacteria post-pasteurization. ...Read more

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Can I get listeria from soft cheeses?

Possibly: The danger is from cheeses made from unpasteurized milk. Make sure to check the label. ...Read more

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