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What are the symptoms of listeria food poisoning?

What are the symptoms of listeria food poisoning?

Several: A variety of sx including: fever, headache, nausea/vomiting, watery diarrhea, joint and muscle pains. More serious disease can occur if the listeria go into the blood stream, get into the central nervous system (ie brain) or when a woman is pregnant. If you're concerned about these things you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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Is Listeria food poisoning more common and more deadly in people taking a PPI like prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Is Listeria food poisoning more common and more deadly in people taking a PPI like prevacid (lansoprazole)?

Not generally: About 1500-2000 cases/yr in US. High rosk gruops are pregnant, immune compromised, e.g. HIV/AIDS, cancer chemo, and elderly. Rawmilk pproducts, sprouts, etc are risky foods (among others). PPIs may oncrease risk for for bacterial food poisoning by decreasing stomach acid, but not a major factor with listeria. millions of Rxs for PPIs, without a boost in listeria in those patients ...Read more

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What are symptoms of listeria monocytogenes?

What are symptoms of listeria monocytogenes?

Fever and diarrhea: The most common symptoms are fever, watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, and joint pains. These symptoms can last 2-3 days and usually resolve without any treatment. Very rarely, the infection can enter the bloodstream and also cause meningitis and encephalitis. More severe manifestations are more likely to happen in the young, the elderly and the immune compromised. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of listeria infections?

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

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Pregnant. Can my baby be infected with listeria without me having any symptoms or knowing I have it? Very worried about listeria.

Pregnant. Can my baby be infected with listeria without me having any symptoms or knowing I have it? Very worried about listeria.

Very unlikely: If you have no symptoms and have not consumed any suspicious foods, it is unlikely. If you had consumed suspicious foods and have fever & gastrointestinal symptoms, your doctor can order blood & stool tests to have you tested. ...Read more

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How soon will symptoms of listeria appear? I ate some recalled cheese and within 12 hours was nauseated. I am currently in my third trimester.

How soon will symptoms of listeria appear? I ate some recalled cheese and within 12 hours was nauseated. I am currently in my third trimester.

Listeria: The incubation period for Listeria gastroenteritis is substantially shorter than other gastrointestinal illnesses, mean incubation period is 24 hours (range 6 hours to 10 days). Common symptoms include fever, watery diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, and pains in joints and muscles. You should see you doctor if you have above symptoms and have blood and stool cultures performed ...Read more

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How does listeria cause stillbirth in pregnancy? Is it possible to be contaminated with listeria and not have any adverse symptoms until birth?

How does listeria cause stillbirth in pregnancy?  Is it possible to be contaminated with listeria and not have any adverse symptoms until birth?

Listeria: typically by infecting the bag of water. The symptoms might be mild enough that you might not be aware of them. Listeria is not a very common cause of chorioamnionitis, but is quite serious. ...Read more

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Will symptoms of listeria appear in less than 24 hours after eating infected product? I am pregnant, not feeling well, and ate questionable cheese

Will symptoms of listeria appear in less than 24 hours after eating infected product? I am pregnant, not feeling well, and ate questionable cheese

Unlikely : The incubation period for listeria is 3 to 70 days. Listeria is killed by cooking and pasteurization so if the cheese was made with pasteurized milk it is less likely to be contaminated with Listeria. The symptoms are fever, muscle aches, nausea, diarrhea, and neck stiffness. You should see your doctor and get checked if you are truly concerned about a possible infection and is bad in pregnancy. ...Read more

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