Listeria monocytogenes

Precautions

Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Aerobic Gram-positive bacilli

Epidemiology

Usually causes infection in neonates, pregnant women, elderly, and immunocompromised patients.

Foodborne illness associated with deli meat, soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk, and others.

Often occurs in outbreaks.

Associated syndromes

  • Meningitis

  • Meningo-encephalitis

  • FUO

  • Bacteremia

  • Septic abortion/miscarriage/stillbirth

  • ¬†Self-limited gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea

Additional Information

Infectious Disease consultation recommended to assist in evaluation/management.

Notify Medical Officer of Health ASAP.