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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.
New research explores underlying mechanisms by which bacteria acquire antibiotic resistance genes

New research explores underlying mechanisms by which bacteria acquire antibiotic resistance genes

UCB sponsoring several presentations on Cimzia for Crohn's disease at DDW 2015

UCB sponsoring several presentations on Cimzia for Crohn's disease at DDW 2015

Full range of Lab M media for detection and isolation of Listeria shown together for the first time

Full range of Lab M media for detection and isolation of Listeria shown together for the first time

Standard cleaning procedures in retail delis may not eradicate Listeria pathogen, study shows

Standard cleaning procedures in retail delis may not eradicate Listeria pathogen, study shows

Presence of Listeria monocytogenes in foods may cause abortions, meningitis

Presence of Listeria monocytogenes in foods may cause abortions, meningitis

Researchers release evidence substantiating unexpected dual role of immune system

Researchers release evidence substantiating unexpected dual role of immune system

UCB, Dermira enter into licensing agreement for development, commercialization of Cimzia

UCB, Dermira enter into licensing agreement for development, commercialization of Cimzia

New device designed to detect foodborne bacteria

New device designed to detect foodborne bacteria

UCB announces results from PRECiSE clinical trial of Cimzia in patients with Crohn's disease

UCB announces results from PRECiSE clinical trial of Cimzia in patients with Crohn's disease

Listeria's resistance to disinfectants

Listeria's resistance to disinfectants

FDA approves Cimzia for treatment of adults with active ankylosing spondylitis

FDA approves Cimzia for treatment of adults with active ankylosing spondylitis

FDA approves Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) for active psoriatic arthritis

FDA approves Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) for active psoriatic arthritis

FDA seeks injunction in court against New York City Fish

FDA seeks injunction in court against New York City Fish

New, inexpensive nano-biosensor can detect Listeria monocytogenes in food

New, inexpensive nano-biosensor can detect Listeria monocytogenes in food

UCB seeks FDA and EMA marketing authorization for Cimzia to treat active psoriatic arthritis

UCB seeks FDA and EMA marketing authorization for Cimzia to treat active psoriatic arthritis

Carob extract could fight the microbe responsible for listeriosis

Carob extract could fight the microbe responsible for listeriosis

Carob extracts may combat listeriosis

Carob extracts may combat listeriosis

An Achilles heel within cells that bacteria exploit to cause infection

An Achilles heel within cells that bacteria exploit to cause infection

Risk of botulism at California fish processing company

Risk of botulism at California fish processing company

Study finds traces of bacteria listeria in ready-to-eat fish products in Vancouver

Study finds traces of bacteria listeria in ready-to-eat fish products in Vancouver