Listeriosis is a serious infection usually
caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria
monocytogenes. It is an important public health problem in the United
disease primarily affects older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and
adults with weakened immune systems, but individuals without these risk
factors can also be affected.
Following safe food preparation, consumption, and storage guidelines reduces the risk associated with Listeria.
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