Medical Dictionary: Listeria monocytogenes

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Listeria monocytogenes: Another name for Listeriosis.
Listeria monocytogenes (condition): Bacterial food poisoning

Listeria monocytogenes: Listeriosis, a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, has recently been recognized as an important public health problem in the United States. The disease affects primarily pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. It can be avoided by following a few simple recommendations. 1

More information on medical condition: Listeriosis:

1. excerpt from Listeriosis (General): DBMD

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