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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
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
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
Yes: These bacteria can survive on counters and away from obvious food sources. A guide for listeria prevention can be found here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/listeria/prevention.Html and for e. Coli prevention, look here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ecoli/general/index.Html/#prevent more specific info is searchable on the cdc website. ...Read more
Does all canned luncheon meat like SPAM harbor listeria? Ate product made with it meant to be cold never warmed. I'm 34w today.
Listeria risks: It can be very difficult to know if a food is contaminated or not with bacteria. For that, mostly, we have to trust the FDA and food inspectors. That said, certain clues can help us avoid foodborne illness. Smell and taste obviously. Also "age" of something after it was opened. Spam direct from can was OK but if it's been in the fridge for a while, toss it. Listeria can grow in the refrigerator. ...Read more
Can listeria develop on spoiled food that wasn't previously infected, or does it have to have already been present before the spoilage occurred?
Listeria: See you are pregnant. Listeriosis is a food borne illness caused by the listeria bacteria. 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. Food could become cross contaminated in your kitchen. Wash your hands after you handle hot dogs. Avoid cross-contaminating fluid from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an opened package of uncured pepperoni have listeria after 30 days if it wasn't infected with listeria on day 1? Does listeria grow from nothing?
It's a bacterium: found in water soil. Vegetables can be contaminated from soil. Animals can also be carriers. Listeria can live in uncooked meats, uncooked vegetables & processed foods. Deli meats are sprayed to reduce Listeria, but it can live on hands & surfaces, so contamination may occur after cooking & before packaging. It can live in deli meats left in refrigtators. When ingested, it may cause disease. ...Read more
Listeria: Although entering the body almost always via the foodborne route, listeria can cause serious, life-threatening infection of the meninges especially in persons with immune defects such as from cancer chemotherapy and organ transplantation. In pregnant women, it can infect the placenta and the fetus and cause death of the fetus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer