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.

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Whats the symptoms of listeria monocytogenes? I ate some peaches about three weeks ago and they were later tied into listeria. I think I could haveit

Let your doc know. Let your doc know. You can be tested in case you have the symptoms suggesting Listeria infection. If high suspicion the earlier you test the better. Read more...
Fever and other sx. The symptoms vary with the infected person: Symptoms can include fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, and convulsions. Pregnant women: Pregnant women typically experience only a mild, flu-like illness. it can be diagnosed with a blood test, or spinal fluid test. Read more...

What can you tell me about listeria monocytogenes?

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...

Which foods are associated with listeria monocytogenes?

Unpasturized milk ++. Incriminated foods include unpasturized milk & soft cheeses;ready to eat meats:hot dogs, deli meat, pate ;undercooked poultry & unwashed vegatables. Read more...
See below. Ready-to-eat deli meats and hot dogs
Refrigerated pâtés or meat spreads
Unpasteurized (raw) milk and dairy products
Soft cheese made with unpasteurized milk, such as queso fresco, Feta, Brie, Camembert
Refrigerated smoked seafood
Raw sprouts
This is a good website:
https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/faq.html. Read more...

I ate a product since recalled b/c of possible Listeria Monocytogenes contamination. How long till I know I'm in the clear in terms of getting sick?

Listeria infection. Healthy people rarely become ill from listeria infection, but the disease can be fatal to unborn babies and newborns. People who have weakened immune systems also are at higher risk of life-threatening complications. Prompt antibiotic treatment can help curb the effects of listeria infection. Symptoms may occur very quickly, within a day or two but may also be delayed for months in onset. Read more...

Why is listeria monocytogenes only associated with meats which have been processed?

No. While processed meats are a common source of listeria, listeria outbreaks have also occurred due to cheese, meat spreads, and other food products. The only way to be sure that a food product does not contain listeria is to cook it. Read more...
It isn't. It's also associated with raw milk, soft cheese, raw vegetables, ice cream, raw meat and poultry. . Read more...