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What Is Listeriosis
Listeriosis: Listeriosis is an infection that people get when eating foods contaminated with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes. It can be in wild & domesticated animals, and in soil and water. Vegetables, meats, and other foods like raw milk & its products can be infected if coming into contact with contaminated soil or manure. Pregnant women need to be especially careful to wash foods before eating. ...Read more
See below: Fever muscle aches nausea diarrhea symptoms may begin a few days after you've eaten contaminated food, but it may take as long as two months before the first signs and symptoms of infection begin. If the listeria infection spreads to your nervous system, signs and symptoms may include: headache stiff neck confusion or changes in alertness loss of balance convulsion. ...Read more
Exposure: Exposure to the listeria bacterium in a large enough dose. Risk factors include drinking unpasteurized milk and eating unpasteurized cheese (usually a soft cheese). A weak immune system helps to contract the disease (pregnancy, hiv/aids, leukemia, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: It's a bacteria found in water & soil. Infected animals may also serve as sources. It may infect many different sites, such as the brain or spinal cord membranes or the bloodstream. Healthy adults & children can be infected, but rarely become seriously ill. High risk: people with weakened immune systems & those with chronic diseases. Sx's resemble other illnesses-fever/flu like. ...Read more
Are you asking how: Avoid listeria contaminated milk / dairy? Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; ; mexican-style cheeses. Only drink milk or eat food w milk products that have been pasteurized. You can eat hard cheese; semi-soft cheeses; pasteurized processed cheeses, cream cheese ; cottage cheese. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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