Download Listeria Infection Images. Although many human systemic bacterial infections may result in miscarriage or. The genus received its current name, after the british pioneer of sterile surgery joseph lister, in 1940.
Unlike most bacteria, listeria can multiply in refrigerated foods, if they have been contaminated. Listeriosis is caused by several species of listeria, bacterial organisms that live as saprophytes in predisposing factors for listeriosis are poorly understood in animals, and many affected animals. Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes.
Although many human systemic bacterial infections may result in miscarriage or.
By 2020, 21 species had been identified. Listeriosis is relatively rare and occurs primarily in newborn infants, elderly patients. An estimated 1,600 people get listeriosis each year, and about 260 die. Neonatal infection with listeria does not follow all cases of maternal infection.