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Opinion Article - Journal of Bacteriology and Infectious Diseases (2023) Volume 7, Issue 1

Battling the Silent Killer: An Insight into Listeriosis

Listeriosis is a potentially fatal invasive disease that mostly affects pregnant women, newborns, and immune compromised adults. Listeria monocytogenes, the pathogenic organism, is primarily transferred to people through contaminated foods. Listeriosis outbreaks have been documented in North America, Europe, and Japan. Soft cheeses made from raw milk and ready-to-eat meats are high risk foods for those who are vulnerable. Food processors' and regulatory authorities' efforts to aggressively manage L. monocytogenes in high-risk foods have resulted in significant reductions in the occurrence of sporadic listeriosis. Author(s): Erin Jacob*

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