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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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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


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Is listeria harmful?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Is listeria harmful?

In some populations: Most people do not have to worry about a listeria infection, but it can cause a very serious infection in neonates, pregnant women (for the fetus), the elderly and immunocompromised individuals (e.g. Aids patients, transplant patients, etc.). ...Read more

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How serious is listeria?

Depends: The severity of listeria infection depends on who is infected. People whose immune system is compromised, pregnant women, and the elderly are most significantly affected. In pregnancy, the infection can cause fetal loss. Others are more likely to get meningitis. Normals rarely have any issues with listeria. ...Read more

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What is listeria and how is it transmitted?

Foodborne: Listeria monocytogenes, a bacterium, can be acquired from a number of foods especially cold cuts, smoked fish and unpasteurized milk or cheese. It is especially worrisome when acquired by immunosuppressed people and pregnant women. ...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?

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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How does listeria make it's way to the placenta?

How does listeria make it's way to the placenta?

Through the blood: Listeria is a bacterial infection caused by listeria monocytogenes. Most bacterial infections spread through the body through the blood stream. Since the placenta supplies nutrition to the baby through the blood, that is how listeria makes it's way to the placenta. ...Read more

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What is listeria is it different than salmonella?

What is listeria is it different than salmonella?

Totally: Although but are bacteria usually acquired by the foodborne route and are more serious in immune suppressed people and the elderly, listeria causes meningitis and salmonella causes diarrhea. ...Read more