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Why and how does listeriosis affect the body?

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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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