Listeriosis sentence example
- 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.Advertisement
- 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
- There are two types of listeriosis in the newborn baby: early-onset disease and late-onset disease.
- 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.Advertisement
- The amniotic fluid (the fluid which bathes the unborn baby) may be tested in pregnant women with listeriosis.
- The overall death rate for listeriosis is 26 percent.
- As of the early 2000s the United States government has done much to prevent listeriosis.