Listeriosis News and Research

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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 persons of advanced age, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, persons without these risk factors can also rarely be affected. The risk may be reduced by following a few simple recommendations.
Combining food science and computer programming to help the food industry stop Listeria outbreaks

Combining food science and computer programming to help the food industry stop Listeria outbreaks

New mapping tool could help trace foodborne pathogens like listeria

New mapping tool could help trace foodborne pathogens like listeria

Scientists discover five unknown and novel relatives of listeria species

Scientists discover five unknown and novel relatives of listeria species

Study shows how vulnerable cells armor themselves against infection

Study shows how vulnerable cells armor themselves against infection