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Listeria and listeriosis

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Listeria is an illness usually caused by eating foods contaminated with the bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis is a serious disease in pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems. Infection is treated with antibiotics.

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Listeria infection

Listeria infection (also known as listeriosis) is a rare but potentially severe illness caused by Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

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Listeriosis | Public Health

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Listeria

Listeriosis is a rare but serious illness caused by a germ called Listeria. Listeria can be passed on by contaminated food or poor food hygiene. It causes few or no symptoms in the mother, however the infection may be transferred to the baby and can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth or make a newborn baby very ill.

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Pregnancy and your diet - NT.GOV.AU

Foods you should avoid, listeriosis information, mercury in fish, weight gain in pregnancy.

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Listeria risk in pregnancy -

Listeria bacteria can cause serious problems during pregnancy. Listeria can be transmitted by eating contaminated food, but there are steps you can take to avoid infection.

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Listeria and pregnancy | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Pregnant women are routinely warned about Listeria but what is the real risk of this bacteria?

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Listeria (food poisoning)

Information on listeria and pregnancy including what it is, foods most likely to carry the bacteria, healthy tips, plus links to trusted resources.

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Pregnancy - Pregnancy Topics - Watching what you eat before pregnancy

When you're thinking about having a baby, it's really important to eat healthy food, to include lots of foods that are folate-rich and to start taking a folic acid supplement at least one month before becoming pregnant.

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Foods to avoid when pregnant

A detailed list of the types of foods to avoid when pregnant including some types of cheese and fish, raw foods, shellfish, plus links to trusted resources.

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