Listeriosis (Listeria infection)

Listeria monocytogenes

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Which part of the body does listeria may infect?

- It may infect many different sites, such as the spinal cord membranes, brain, and bloodstream.

Different types of infections – is there more than one type?

Listeriosis is a serious disease for human. The encephalitis is one of the infection, it is also known as meningoencephalitis, that is unusual for bacterial infections. L. invanovii is a panthogen of mammals, specifically ruminants, and has rarely caused listeriosis in humans.

How is it tranmited?

Listeria can be spread by several different methods. Ingestion (food-borne transmission) of the organism, such as through unpasteurized milk or contaminated vegetables, is often a source of cases.


Who is most at risk?

- Pregant women- They are about 20 times more likely than other healthy adults to get listeriosis.

- New Born baby- Newborns rather than the pregnant women themselves suffer the serious effects of infection in pregnancy.

- Person with weakened immune systems.-

- Persons with cancer, diabetes, or kidney disease.

What types of workers have been exposed?

The workers not sure but the pregant women were surly harmed and even the new born baby.


Injury to victim.

The victims get ill

Damage to the body

The damage our spinal code, brain and even some deaths


Where it can be found –where would a person come in contact with the bacteria

Person could be in contact with the bacterial listeriosis through water & soil, and even some from the animals.


Ways to defend yourself from contracting this disease (Prevention)

Do not eat things like hot dogs, luncheon meats, or deil meats unless they are reheated until steaming hot.


Several antibiotics are effective against this organism. Ampicillin, either alone or in combination with other antibiotics, is frequently used.