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Listeriosis, a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, has recently been recognized as an important public health problem in the United States. The disease affects primarily persons of advanced age, pregnant women, newborns, and adults with weakened immune systems. However, persons without these risk factors can also rarely be affected. The risk may be reduced by following a few simple recommendations.
Disease-causing bacteria use molecular "barcode" to distinguish between beneficial and toxic molecules

Disease-causing bacteria use molecular "barcode" to distinguish between beneficial and toxic molecules

Study provides insights into long-term consequences of neonatal listeriosis

Study provides insights into long-term consequences of neonatal listeriosis

Fresh risks in ready-to-eat produce: Study reveals how common pathogens lurk in our salads

Fresh risks in ready-to-eat produce: Study reveals how common pathogens lurk in our salads

Study confirms the growing resistance in non-pathogenic Listeria species

Study confirms the growing resistance in non-pathogenic Listeria species

Large listeriosis outbreak in Spain caused by contaminated stuffed pork

Large listeriosis outbreak in Spain caused by contaminated stuffed pork

CDC posts investigation notice about multistate outbreak of Listeria infections

CDC posts investigation notice about multistate outbreak of Listeria infections

New insights on the mechanisms of transmission of bacterial pathogen that causes listeriosis

New insights on the mechanisms of transmission of bacterial pathogen that causes listeriosis

Scientists discover mechanism that enables Listeria-infected cells to escape immune responses

Scientists discover mechanism that enables Listeria-infected cells to escape immune responses

CDC investigates Listeria outbreaks linked to packaged salads

CDC investigates Listeria outbreaks linked to packaged salads

Cornell researchers develop a “digital twin” to help the food industry stop Listeria outbreaks

Cornell researchers develop a “digital twin” to help the food industry stop Listeria outbreaks

New genomic and geological mapping tool may help track the deadliest of foodborne pathogens

New genomic and geological mapping tool may help track the deadliest of foodborne pathogens

Scientists examine the virulent potential of Listeria strains in pigs

Scientists examine the virulent potential of Listeria strains in pigs

Study: Cobalt-doped titanium-dioxide stops the reproduction of listeria monocytogenes

Study: Cobalt-doped titanium-dioxide stops the reproduction of listeria monocytogenes

Study shows how listeria bacterium invades human and animal cells

Study shows how listeria bacterium invades human and animal cells

UTSW researchers show how vulnerable cells armor themselves against infection

UTSW researchers show how vulnerable cells armor themselves against infection

Scientists 'knock out' gene in myeloid cells to create listeriosis-immune mice

Scientists 'knock out' gene in myeloid cells to create listeriosis-immune mice

Salmonella causes nearly one in three foodborne outbreaks in the EU

Salmonella causes nearly one in three foodborne outbreaks in the EU

Scientists sheds light on small protein and its role in immune response

Scientists sheds light on small protein and its role in immune response

Researchers discover most virulent representatives of listeriosis pathogen

Researchers discover most virulent representatives of listeriosis pathogen

NHS braces itself for more deaths following listeria outbreak

NHS braces itself for more deaths following listeria outbreak