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Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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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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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 are the tests for listeria infection?

Listeria: Although acquired by ingestion of certain foods, it is difficult to culture from stool but, usually in immunocomprimised people, it can be isolated from CSF or blood. ...Read more

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What are the tests for listeria infections?

What are the tests for listeria infections?

Culture: Best test for listeria is culture. Means isolation of bacteria from either blood or amniotic fluid. Once this is confirmed the treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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Can baby wipes kill listeria or salmonella?

Can baby wipes kill listeria or salmonella?

Usually not: baby wipes are mild soap containing products that usually wipe feces off skin without causing irritation; unless the wipes say they kill bacteria, they usually do not. disinfectant wipes usually read "do not use on skin" but they kill bacteria. washing hands and giving clean food is all the baby needs. Do not fear salmonella or listeria in normal food products. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of listeria infections?

Fever: Fever, muscle aches, diarheea, nausea. If disease is preading to nervous system you may experience stiff neck, convulsions, headache, confusion, loss of balance. ...Read more