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Listeriosis

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Disease Details

Incubation Period:

  • A few days - 3 weeks

Transmission Type(s):

Disease Reservoirs

Disease Agents

About Listeriosis

Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, is an important public health problem in the United States. The disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, rarely, persons without these risk factors can also be affected. The risk may be reduced by recommendations for safe food preparation, consumption, and storage.

Read More

Read more about Listeriosis at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Website