Listeria Listeria a serious bacteria cause by infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria.
What it is? â€˘ Listeria is a bacterial genus that contains seven species. The genus received itâ€™s current name in 1940. â€˘ Listeria species are Gram-Positive bacilli.
Disease name , discovery, cause, how contracted. â€˘ Was named after the English pioneer of sterile surgery Joseph Lister. â€˘ 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???
â€˘ Listeria affect primarily pregnant women, newborns, adults with weakened immune systems, and the elderly. â€˘ 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 donâ€™t take good care of the Bacteria.
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