Listeriosis Sentence Examples
However, the disease can cross the placenta causing the more severe neonatal listeriosis in the fetus.
Listeriosis is an illness caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes that is acquired by eating contaminated food.
In women who contract listeriosis while pregnant, the disease often causes miscarriage or stillbirth.
Listeriosis is caused by an infection with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeriosis is considered a food-borne illness because most people are probably infected after eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
In the 1980s, the United States government began taking measures to decrease the occurrence of listeriosis.
Persons at particular risk for listeriosis include the elderly, pregnant women, newborns, and those with a weakened immune system (called immunocompromised).
Persons with AIDS are 280 times more likely to get listeriosis than others.
Listeriosis outbreaks in the United States since the 1980s have been linked to cole slaw, milk, Mexican-style cheese, undercooked hot dogs, undercooked chicken, and delicatessen foods.
Persons with listeriosis may develop flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, tiredness, and diarrhea.Advertisement
Commonly, symptoms of late-onset listeriosis appear about two weeks after birth.
Meningitis occurs in about half of the cases of adult listeriosis.
Listeriosis may be diagnosed and treated by infectious disease specialists and internal medicine specialists.
The only way to diagnose listeriosis is to isolate Listeria monocytogenes from blood, cerebrospinal fluid, or stool.
The amniotic fluid (the fluid which bathes the unborn baby) may be tested in pregnant women with listeriosis.Advertisement
The overall death rate for listeriosis is 26 percent.
As of the early 2000s the United States government has done much to prevent listeriosis.