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Listeria Infection (Definition)

A serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with ...Read more


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What happens if listeria is left undiagnosed?

What happens if listeria is left undiagnosed?

That depends: If mild (and not pregnant) treatment may not be needed. Pregnancy has a much bigger risk. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Listeria?

What is the definition or description of: Listeria?

Listeria: Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that causes a foodborne illness called Listeriosis. ...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?

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

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Can ecoli and listeria survive outside food/refrigeration?

Can ecoli and listeria survive outside food/refrigeration?

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

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Can I get tested for listeria at my local health department?

Ans: If you are not feeling well you should see your doctor for evaluation. No there is no screening for listeria If you have axis. See your doctor ...Read more

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Does all canned luncheon meat like SPAM harbor listeria? Ate product made with it meant to be cold never warmed. I'm 34w today.

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

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Can listeria develop on spoiled food that wasn't previously infected, or does it have to have already been present before the spoilage occurred?

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 more

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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?

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 refrigerators. When ingested, it may cause disease. ...Read more

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Is meropenem act on listeria monocytogene?

Is meropenem act on listeria monocytogene?

Possibly: Since this germ responds so well to cheaper meds like ampicillin, there is little work looking at use of such an expensive broad spectrum antibiotic. Its broad beta lactam activity makes it likely effective, but there are strains of germs that selectively produce carbapenemase enzymes and inactivate the drug. ...Read more

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What is listeria?

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 more

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Is listeria harmful?

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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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How long does listeria last?

Question unclear: Listeria is a bacteria, not a disease. Please provide more details about what is going on? Where is it? What are the symptoms? Is the patient pregnant? ...Read more

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How does listeria get into food?

How does listeria get into food?

Soil: Listeria lives in soil and decaying vegetable matter where our food is grown. It can be passed to meats and cheeses from vegetables, and it is able to grow and multiply at refrigerator temperature. Hot cooked foods do not harbor listeria. ...Read more

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Can uncured hot dogs contain listeria?

Can uncured hot dogs contain listeria?

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 more

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Does listeria give you loss of appeitite?

Does listeria give you loss of appeitite?

Usually, it will: Make you very ill with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and/or fever. ...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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I am traveling internationally. How common is listeria in other countries?

I am traveling internationally. How common is listeria in other countries?

Common, also in USA: Listeria is a serous illness spread by contaminated food. It causes fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and miscarriages/premature birth. Experts think the disease is under diagnosed worldwide; it is found on all 5 continents tested- in cities and rural areas. It is not prevented by refrigeration. Cdc prevention guidelines http://1.Usa. Gov/szwfyw can help you minimize your chance of contracting it. ...Read more

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Would three 500 mg amoxicillens taken for 10 days be enough too treat listeria?

Listeria Rx: KadiL862~ NO information given Generic answer NO and depends on pediatric or adult diagnosis and if meningitis. Advise to see a Dr and give a more extensive history here! But cannot be treated expectantly.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/listeria/treatment. Html ...Read more

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What should you do if you've eaten a food recalled because of listeria contamination?

Depends: If you are a child or a pregnant woman, then you may want to go ahead and notify your physician. If you are an otherwise healthy adult, you may wait to see if you develop vomiting and diarrhea before notifying your physician. Just because a food is recalled doesn't mean that the food you ate is contaminated. ...Read more

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Are there ages where listeria is more or less dangerous than others? If so, what ages?

Are there ages where listeria is more or less dangerous than others? If so, what ages?

Young and old: Listeria usually attacks those with weakened and poor immune systems. A newborn infant will be affected as well as an elderly individual. Those who have poor immune systems are also at risk ...Read more

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Do I have to avoid lunchmeat after the baby is born for risk of listeria transferred through eating a sandwich and then touching a surface?

Do I have to avoid lunchmeat after the baby is born for risk of listeria transferred through eating a sandwich and then touching a surface?

That is: A very, very unlikely series of "misfortunes" and would be very very uncommon HOWEVER, in general luncheon meat is NOT a"healthy" food source (mainly the high SODIUM and NITRITE content being the "culprits"
Hope this is helpful!

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Do I have to avoid lunchmeat after the baby is born for risk of listeria transferred through eating a sandwich and then touching a surface?

Little risk no worry: Listeriosis can be acquired from processed meats, but it's really rare. The average frequency of the infection is one out of every 300, 000 persons per year. You may have been warned because it's a dangerous infeciton during pregnancy, but even then it's rare. Just use common sense food hygiene, but don't worry about lunchmeat or food contacting surfaces like tables or even floors. ...Read more

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Do peanuts contain listeria?

Probably not: Listeria has been associated with milk and milk products like, brie cheese, and most recently cantalope, but not peanuts. ...Read more

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Can listeria cause steatorrhea?

Can listeria cause steatorrhea?

Not typically: The acute infection consists of fever and watery diarrhea. You may have other bowel disease if you are poorly absorbing fat. Be seen. All the best. ...Read more