Listeria...

Is a organism that is found in water and soil,
for cattle and poultry.

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5 things you need to you...

1) Origins of Listeria

2) Can cause a miscarriage

3)Fatal for you young and old

4)You can prevent it

5)Treatment

Who is at Risk?

-Older Adults, organ transplant patients taking medication, people with weak immune systems, pregnant women, and people with certain diseases. They are HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Liver disease, Cancer, End-stage renal disease, and alcoholism.

What are the sources of the Bacteria?

Listeria are in ready-to-eat deli meats, hot dogs, raw sprouts, soft cheeses, raw milk and dairy products, meat spreads, and refrigerated smoked seafood.

Here in this picture, is some ready-to-eat lunch meat.

What is the
Incubation Period?

The Incubation Period is three to seventy days

Here is a picture of how many cases of listeria is found in each state.

What are the Symptoms?

The symptoms are fever, stiff neck, weakness, vomiting, confusion, and sometimes preceded by diarrhea.

How Dangerous is the Illness?

Listeria can cause miscarriages, long-life health problems, and stillbirth for pregnant women. Older adults can often end up with more susceptible to contracting a foodborne illness such as Listeriosis. People with diseases can cause the body to make more susceptible to many types of infections, such as foodborne and Listeriosis.

How Can You Prevent the Illness?

You can prevent Listeria by not drinking raw milk, washing your hands and cooking utensils, rinse raw produces, heat ready-to-eat deli meats, and consume perishables and ready-to-eat foods as soon as possible.

This is an examplel of washing cooking utensils.

This video tells you how to prevent Listeria by real doctors.

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