*  Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Associated with Jensen Farms Cantaloupe --- United States, August--September 2011
On September 30, 2011, this report was posted as an MMWR Early Release on the MMWR website (http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr). Listeriosis is caused by Listeria monocytogenes, a gram-positive bacillus common in the environment and acquired by humans primarily through consumption of contaminated food. Infection causes a spectrum of illness, ranging from febrile gastroenteritis to invasive disease, including sepsis and meningoencephalitis. Invasive listeriosis occurs predominantly in older adults and persons with impaired immune systems. Listeriosis in pregnant women is typically a mild "flu-like" illness, but can result in fetal loss, premature labor, or neonatal infection. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. On September 2, 2011, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) notified CDC of seven cases of listeriosis reported ...
  https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6039a5.htm
*  Molecular Typing and Epidemiology of Human Listeriosis Cases, Denmark, 2002-20121 - Volume 22, Number 4-April 2016 - Emerging...
Denmark has a high incidence of invasive listeriosis (0.9 cases/100,000 population in 2012). We analyzed patient data, clinical outcome, and trends in pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) of Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated in Denmark during 2002-2012. We performed 2-enzyme PFGE and serotyping on 559 isolates and MLST on 92 isolates and identified some correlation between molecular type and clinical outcome and patient characteristics. We found 178 different PFGE types, but isolates from 122 cases belonged to just 2 closely related PFGE types, clonal complex 8 and sequence type 8. These 2 types were the main cause of a peak in incidence of invasive listeriosis during 2005-2009, possibly representing an outbreak or the presence of a highly prevalent clone. However, current typing methods could not fully confirm these possibilities, highlighting the need for more refined ...
  https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/22/4/15-0998_article
*  ISDH: Listeriosis
Listeriosis Quick Fact. The risk of invasive listeriosis after exposure to L. monocytogenes is very low; although exposure is common, disease is rare. It was the consensus of an expert panel that no testing or treatment is indicated for an asymptomatic person with elevated risk of invasive listeriosis who ate a product recalled because of L. monocytogenes contamination. Patient management decisions for asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic persons are appropriately made on a case-by-case basis, informed by clinical judgment and the likelihood of exposure of the patient.. As a result of the 2011 outbreak of listeriosis linked to cantaloupe, CDC created the guidance document, "Suggested framework for medical management of persons at elevated risk for invasive listeriosis who are exposed to Listeria monocytogenes" that can be ...
  http://www.in.gov/isdh/25459.htm
*  LISTERIOSIS CASE STUDY - VARIATION AND LONGEVITY FOR CURRICULUM ENHANCEMENT | Proceedings of the Canadian Engineering...
The evolution of the WCDE Listeriosis case study and its longevity will be discussed over the four course offerings. Issues such as student expectations, the role of the instructor, the open-ended nature of the case, class size, and class engagement are discussed as well. The success and challenges of the Listeriosis case study have broader implications on the difficulties of transferring material between terms and instructors while balancing variation for different cohorts. One challenge when developing case study material is balancing the time invested with the rewards in the classroom and the uptake by different instructors and/or courses ...
  https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/PCEEA/article/view/6520
*  Listeriosis prevention for older adults: effective messages and delivery methods | RTI
Individuals aged 60 years and older are at an increased risk for listeriosis and other foodborne illnesses. They can reduce their risk by following recommended food safety practices. A total of 8 focus groups were conducted to characterize older adults' food safety knowledge and practices, their impressions of educational materials on listeriosis prevention, barriers to adopting the recommended practices, and preferred delivery methods. Participants were not aware of listeriosis and recommended practices for listeriosis prevention.
  https://www.rti.org/publication/listeriosis-prevention-older-adults-effective-messages-and-delivery-methods-0
*  Chile: Alimentos Inocuos Chile: Food Safety: enero 2015
Listeriosis and VTEC infections on the rise: Listeriosis cases increased by 8.6 percent between 2012 and 2013 and have been increasing over the past five years. Although the number of confirmed cases is relatively low at 1,763, these are of particular concern as the reported Listeria infections are mostly severe, invasive forms of the disease with higher death rates than for the other foodborne diseases. The rise of reported invasive listeriosis cases is of great concern in ready-to-eat food and it may lead to death, particularly among the increasing population of elderly people and patients with weakened immunity in Europe. Despite the rise of listeriosis cases reported in humans, Listeria monocytogenes, the bacterium that causes listeriosis in humans and animals are present in low numbers, usually above the legal safety limits in ...
  http://chilealimentosinocuos.blogspot.com/2015/01/
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5154 We have reported previously the development of a recombinant live-attenuated vaccine platform based on the intracellular bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) as a vaccine platform a vector which induces potent CD4+ and CD8+ T cell responses specific for encoded heterologous antigens. Lm is a ubiquitous food-borne contaminant, and it is estimated that healthy adults in the U.S. ingest 105 Lm four times per year. The use of other vaccine platforms for active immunotherapy such as viral vectors has shown that the existence of vector-specific immunity can result in neutralization after repeated administration or due to pre-existing immunity. For successful clinical application, it is important to characterize the impact of pre-existing Lm-specific immunity on priming as well as boosting of immune responses to the encoded heterologous antigens. We demonstrate here that in mice previously exposed to wild-type Lm, a single vaccination with recombinant Lm encoding ovalbumin or the endogenous mouse ...
  http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/65/9_Supplement/1217.1
*  Listeriosis - Forrest Health
Listeriosis is food poisoning caused by eating foods contaminated with the Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) bacterium. In pregnant women, the infection can result in miscarriage, premature delivery, serious infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth. Listeriosis affects mainly pregnant women, newborns, the elderly, and adults with impaired immune systems. Healthy adults and children sometimes are infected with L. monocytogenes, but they rarely become seriously ill. Babies can be born with listeriosis if their mothers eat contaminated food during pregnancy. ...
  http://www.forresthealth.org/health-library/healthwise-document-viewer/?id=ug2074
*  Macrophages and hepatocytic cells as chemokine producers in murine listeriosis :: MPG.PuRe
Author: Barsig, Johannes et al.; Genre: Journal Article; Published in Print: 1998-07; Title: Macrophages and hepatocytic cells as chemokine producers in murine listeriosis
  http://pubman.mpdl.mpg.de/pubman/faces/viewItemOverviewPage.jsp?itemId=escidoc:1689912
*  Listeria Infection Medication: Antibiotics
Listeriosis is an infection caused by the gram-positive motile bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Listeriosis is relatively rare and occurs primarily in newborn infants, elderly patients, and patients who are immunocompromised.
  https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/965841-medication
*  Listeriosis Health Advisory
This was sent last week to Texas docs, a warning to be on the lookout for another listeriosis outbreak (not a Listerene outbreak, which would be a good thing). The Texas Department of Health (TDH) has received reports of listeriosis cases that occurred ...
  http://gruntdoc.com/2004/06/listeriosis-health-advisory.html
*  Reduce Your Risk Of Listeriosis
In March, the government announced that Ball Park Brands voluntarily recalled hot dogs because of the possibility that they may have contained the bacterium, Listeria Monocytogenes. No illnesses had been reported, but in late 1998 and early 1999, a listeriosis outbreak, also from hot dogs, killed 20 people and sickened another 100.. Although this bacteria that causes listerioses won't make most people sick, it can be dangerous to the very young, the very old, and those with weak immune systems. If you are pregnant, it can cause miscarriages and stillbirths.. So how does a person protect him or herself from listeriosis? The best method is prevention which can be done by: ...
  http://www.broward.org/Parks/Extension/Nutrition/Pages/Listeriosis.aspx
*  Listeria infection (listeriosis) - Self-management - Mayo Clinic
Listeria infection is a foodborne bacterial illness that can be very serious for some people. Learn about symptoms, treatment and tips for prevention.
  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/listeria-infection/manage/ptc-20307605?footprints=mine
*  NEWS SCAN: More cheese-related listeriosis, Salmonella in Dutch salmon, DR Congo Ebola update | CIDRAP
The case count in a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to imported Italian cheese has increased to 22-2 more than reported on Oct 12-but the death toll remains at 4, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in an update today. Massachusetts became the 13th state to report a case. Twenty of the 22 patients reported being hospitalized, 1 more than cited previously. Dates when clinical specimens were collected from patients ranged from Mar 28 to Oct 6. As reported previously, nine of the cases were related to a pregnancy, and one stillbirth has been reported in the outbreak. The CDC says listeriosis contributed to at least two of the four deaths cited in the outbreak. In September the outbreak caused Forever Cheese Inc. of Long Island city, N.Y., to recall all of its Frescolina Marte brand ricotta salata cheese ...
  http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/news-perspective/2012/10/news-scan-more-cheese-related-listeriosis-salmonella-dutch-salmon-dr-congo
*  NewYork-Presbyterian Queens - High-Risk Pregnancy - Listeriosis
Listeriosis is a food-borne illness transmitted by bacteria in contaminated food. The listeria organism has been found in a variety of raw foods, such as uncooked meats and vegetables, as well as in processed foods that become contaminated after processing, such as soft cheeses and cold cuts at the deli counter. Unpasteurized (raw) milk or foods made from unpasteurized milk may contain the bacterium.. Infection occurs after eating a contaminated food. It is most common during the third trimester of pregnancy, and women often have flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, and sometimes nausea or diarrhea. The fetus and newborn are at greatest risk from the infection. Listeriosis may cause infection in the amniotic membranes leading to miscarriage, stillbirth, or severe infection in a newborn. Antibiotics are used to treat the infection when it is diagnosed.. ...
  http://www.nyhq.org/diw/Content.asp?PageID=DIW006957&More=OTH
*  NewYork-Presbyterian Queens - High-Risk Pregnancy - Listeriosis
Listeriosis is a food-borne illness transmitted by bacteria in contaminated food. The listeria organism has been found in a variety of raw foods, such as uncooked meats and vegetables, as well as in processed foods that become contaminated after processing, such as soft cheeses and cold cuts at the deli counter. Unpasteurized (raw) milk or foods made from unpasteurized milk may contain the bacterium.. Infection occurs after eating a contaminated food. It is most common during the third trimester of pregnancy, and women often have flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, and sometimes nausea or diarrhea. The fetus and newborn are at greatest risk from the infection. Listeriosis may cause infection in the amniotic membranes leading to miscarriage, stillbirth, or severe infection in a newborn. Antibiotics are used to treat the infection when it is diagnosed.. ...
  http://www.nyhq.org/diw/content.asp?PageID=P06957&More=DIW
*  NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens - High-Risk Pregnancy - Listeriosis
Listeriosis is a food-borne illness transmitted by bacteria in contaminated food. The listeria organism has been found in a variety of raw foods, such as uncooked meats and vegetables, as well as in processed foods that become contaminated after processing, such as soft cheeses and cold cuts at the deli counter. Unpasteurized (raw) milk or foods made from unpasteurized milk may contain the bacterium.. Infection occurs after eating a contaminated food. It is most common during the third trimester of pregnancy, and women often have flu-like symptoms such as fever, muscle aches, and sometimes nausea or diarrhea. The fetus and newborn are at greatest risk from the infection. Listeriosis may cause infection in the amniotic membranes leading to miscarriage, stillbirth, or severe infection in a newborn. Antibiotics are used to treat the infection when it is diagnosed.. ...
  http://www.nyhq.org/diw/content.asp?PageID=P06957&More=OTH
*  Listeriosis
La listeriosis es una enfermedad relacionada con los alimentos transmitida por bacterias presentes en alimentos contaminados. El microorganismo de la listeria se ha detectado en diversos alimentos crudos, como carnes y verduras, así como también en alimentos que se contaminan una vez procesados, como quesos blandos y fiambres. La leche no pasteurizada (cruda) o los alimentos elaborados con leche no pasteurizada pueden contener la bacteria.. La infección se produce luego de ingerir un alimento contaminado. Es más habitual durante el primer trimestre del embarazo, y las mujeres a menudo tienen síntomas similares a los de la "gripe", como por ejemplo fiebre, dolores musculares y, a veces, náuseas o diarrea. El feto y el recién nacido corren un gran riesgo de infección. La listeriosis puede provocar infecciones en las membranas amnióticas que causan aborto espontáneo, parto de feto muerto o infecciones severas en el recién nacido. Una vez ...
  http://www.sjhsyr.org/healthlibrary/default.aspx?pTitle=CondPSpanish&ContentTypeID=90&ContentID=P05574
*  Canada listeriosis cases settled for $27M - Redorbit
People sickened in last year's listeriosis outbreak in Canada may get up to $125,000 each under a $27 million settlement, Maple Leaf Foods Inc. said Monday.. Maple Leaf Foods said the amount each victim receives will depend on the severity of their symptoms, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported.. Under terms of the settlement off the class-action suit, those people whose symptoms lasted 24-48 hours could get $750, while those with ...
  http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1632689/canada_listeriosis_cases_settled_for_27m/
*  Listeriosis: Overview | InjuryBoard.com
InjuryBoard News: Listeriosis - Find trial lawyers and attorneys with experience in lawsuits involving Listeriosis. Contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights, free of charge.
  http://wiki.legalexaminer.com/topic/listeriosis-overview.aspx
*  Deadly Listeriosis Outbreak Traced to Central Mass. Dairy | Progressive Grocer
SHREWSBURY, Mass. -- Listeria-tainted milk from the Whittier Farms dairy here is believed to be the source of a listeriosis outbreak in that state that has resulted in the deaths of two elderly men and the illness of two other people, including a pregnant woman who miscarried, according to published reports. The dairy has halted production and informed its customers of the incidents ...
  https://progressivegrocer.com/deadly-listeriosis-outbreak-traced-central-mass-dairy-1
*  2 listeriosis cases investigated in Ont. - Technology & Science - CBC News
Health officials in Ontario are investigating two cases of listeriosis that appear to be linked to salami recalled from stores in Ontario and Quebec about three months ago.
  http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/2-listeriosis-cases-investigated-in-ont-1.929048
*  Deli meat suspected in fatal Danish listeriosis outbreak
According to press reports from Denmark, food safety officials from the Foedevarestyrelsen (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries) suspect that a rolled pork sausage product called rullepoelse may linked to a fatal outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infection.. At least 20 people have been infected in the outbreak since September 2013, with 12 deaths having been recorded. The outbreak seems to have expanded recently, with 15 of the cases reported over the last three months.. An investigation into the outbreak has identified an association with rullepoelse manufactured by a company called Joern A Rullepoelser A/S in Hedehusene near Copenhagen. This product and a number of other cold cut meats have now been withdrawn from sale.. Health officials are trying to determine where the suspect rullepoelse was distributed and whether any was exported. Meanwhile, consumers in Denmark and Norway have been advised to check fridges for any of the ...
  http://www.foodsafetywatch.org/news/deli-meat-suspected-in-fatal-danish-listeriosis-outbreak/
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Listeriosis is a rare but severe food-borne disease that predominantly affects pregnant women, the unborn, newborns, the elderly and immunocompromised people. Following a large outbreak in the 1980s, specific food safety advice was provided to pregnant women and the immunocompromised in the United Kingdom. Following two coincident yet unconnected cases of pregnancy-related listeriosis in eastern European women in 2008, a review of the role of ethnicity in pregnancy-related listeriosis in England and Wales was undertaken in 2009. Cases reported to the national listeriosis surveillance scheme were classified as 'ethnic', belonging to an ethnic minority, or 'non-ethnic' based on their name, and trends were examined. Between 2001 and 2008, 1,510 cases of listeriosis were reported in England and Wales and, of ...
  http://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/ese.15.27.19610-en
*  Listeria Infection Symptoms and Prevention in Children
Listeria infections are not as common as other causes of food poisoning, like Salmonella, but they are more likely to lead to hospitalizations.
  https://www.verywell.com/listeria-infections-in-children-symptoms-prevention-2633604