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List the risk factors for severe listerial illness.
neonates, pregnant women, elderly persons, and all immunosuppressed patients.
Describe Listeria Monocytogenes bacterium
small, facultatively anaerobic, gram-positive, motile bacillus
How is Listeria transmitted?
In animals, fecal-oral Most human cases food-borne.
Incubation period for Listeria
estimated to be 3 weeks
What is the case-fatality rate for systemic infection?
in most industrialized countries, about 20% to 30%.