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Listeria Listeria a serious bacteria cause by infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria.


What it is? • Listeria is a bacterial genus that contains seven species. The genus received it’s current name in 1940. • Listeria species are Gram-Positive bacilli.


Disease name , discovery, cause, how contracted. • Was named after the English pioneer of sterile surgery Joseph Lister. • The major human pathogen in the Listeria genus is L. Monocytogenes. It is usually the causative agent of the relatively rare bacterial disease, listeriosis, a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria.


How does Affect???

• Listeria affect primarily pregnant women, newborns, adults with weakened immune systems, and the elderly. • Listeriosis is a serious disease for humans; the overt form of the disease has a mortality rate of about 20%.


Clinical Manifestations • There are 2 main Clinical Manifestation Sepsis and Meningitis. • Meningitis is often complicated by encephalitis, a pathology that is unusual for bacterial infections. • Sepsis is a potentially deadly medical condition that is characterized by a wholebody inflammatory state and the presence of a known or suspected infection.


Sepsis & Meningitis

This Happens when you don’t take good care of the Bacteria.


Reference. • Google.com • Wikipedia.com

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