Listeriosis

Common Name(s)

Listeriosis

Listeriosis is a form of bacterial infection caused by Listeria monocytogenes, The severity of this condition ranges from minor flu-like symptoms to death. The bacteria can attack the central nervous system, causing a variety of neurological problems, including meningitis, seizures and loss of certain brain functions. In addition, individuals with a weak immune system are susceptible to systemic problems. Normal individuals often experience digestive problems or stomach pain. Individuals may contract this infection from eating contaminated food; the bacteria enters other organ systems by passing through the intestinal walls. Doctors diagnose this disease through blood and cerebrospinal fluid examinations. Treatment depends on the severity of the infection. Doctors often provide patients with long-term doses of antibiotics, primarily ampicillin and gentamicin, to rid the body of the bacteria.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Listeriosis" returned 191 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Notes from the Field: Outbreak of Listeriosis Associated with Consumption of Packaged Salad - United States and Canada, 2015-2016.
 

Author(s): Julie L Self, Amanda Conrad, Steven Stroika, Alikeh Jackson, Laura Burnworth, Jennifer Beal, Allison Wellman, Kelly A Jackson, Sally Bidol, Terri Gerhardt, Meghan Hamel, Kristyn Franklin, Christine Kopko, Penelope Kirsch, Matthew E Wise, Colin Basler

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In September 2015, PulseNet, the national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveillance, identified a cluster of Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) clinical isolates indistinguishable by two-enzyme pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern combination and highly ...

Last Updated: 26 Aug 2016

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Molecular Typing and Epidemiology of Human Listeriosis Cases, Denmark, 2002-2012.
 

Author(s): Anne Kvistholm Jensen, Jonas T Björkman, Steen Ethelberg, Kristoffer Kiil, Michael Kemp, Eva Møller Nielsen

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2016 Apr;22(4):625-33.

 

Denmark has a high incidence of invasive listeriosis (0.9 cases/100,000 population in 2012). We analyzed patient data, clinical outcome, and trends in pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) of Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated in Denmark ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2016

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Whole Genome Sequence Analysis Using JSpecies Tool Establishes Clonal Relationships between Listeria monocytogenes Strains from Epidemiologically Unrelated Listeriosis Outbreaks.
 

Author(s): Laurel S Burall, Christopher J Grim, Mark K Mammel, Atin R Datta

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In an effort to build a comprehensive genomic approach to food safety challenges, the FDA has implemented a whole genome sequencing effort, GenomeTrakr, which involves the sequencing and analysis of genomes of foodborne pathogens. As a part of this effort, we routinely sequence whole ...

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2016

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The terms "Listeriosis" returned 21 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Listeriosis in Mexico: Clinical and epidemiological importance].
 

Author(s): Gloria Castañeda-Ruelas, Carlos Eslava-Campos, Nohelia Castro-Del Campo, Josefina León-Félix, Cristóbal Chaidez-Quiroz

Journal: Salud Publica Mex. ;56(6):654-9.

 

Listeriosis is caused by Listeria monocytogenes, an important food-borne disease due to its clinical forms, high mortality rate, and the economic impact in both clinical and food production industries. In Mexico, the lack of epidemiological surveillance systems leads to the need of ...

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2015

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The global burden of listeriosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Charline Maertens de Noordhout, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Frederick J Angulo, Geert Verbeke, Juanita Haagsma, Martyn Kirk, Arie Havelaar, Niko Speybroeck

Journal: Lancet Infect Dis. 2014 Nov;14(11):1073-82.

 

Listeriosis, caused by Listeria monocytogenes, is an important foodborne disease that can be difficult to control and commonly results in severe clinical outcomes. We aimed to provide the first estimates of global numbers of illnesses, deaths, and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) ...

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Foodborne listeriosis acquired in hospitals.
 

Author(s): Benjamin J Silk, Morgan H McCoy, Martha Iwamoto, Patricia M Griffin

Journal: Clin. Infect. Dis.. 2014 Aug;59(4):532-40.

 

Listeriosis is characterized by bacteremia or meningitis. We searched for listeriosis case series and outbreak investigations published in English by 2013, and assessed the strength of evidence for foodborne acquisition among patients who ate hospital food. We identified 30 reports ...

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2014

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Neurological Consequences of Perinatal Listeriosis Infection
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Perinatal Listeriosis

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2016

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Genetic Susceptibility and Biomarkers in Listeriosis (MONALISA-GENBIO)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Listeriosis

 

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2016

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National Study on Listeriosis and Listeria
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Listeriosis; Pregnancy Complications; Infectious; Central Nervous System Infections; Septicemia; Sepsis; Listeria Monocytogenes

 

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2016

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