Listeria (listeriosis)

Sites

  • Bacteremia
  • CNS

Etiology

  • Gram positive rod
  • Contaminated food (e.g. milk, cheese, meat)
  • Via direct contact w/infected animals
  • Vegetables or other products exposed to waste from infected animals

Risk Factors

  • Older persons
  • Newborns
  • Pregnant
  • Immunocompromised
  • Can occur in outbreaks

Symptoms

  • F
  • C
  • D
  • N
  • Aches
  • Ha
  • Neck stiffness

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