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How do people contract listeriosis? What is listeriosis and what food should be avoided ?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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