Listeria Poisoning: What You Need To Know: Deadly Food Poisoning: By Gary A. Newland

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FOOD POISONING - LISTERIA The groups most impacted by the health related issues pertaining to food poisoning are pregnant women, newborns and older folks that have a weakened immunity system. Perhaps the most virulent form of food poisoning is Listeriosis and with respect to Listeria outbreaks can have a mortality rate is as great as 25% because of sepsis and meningitis. Meningitis from Listeria is often complicated by encephalitis a pathology that is unusual to bacterial infections. There are different types of Listeria species. In fact, Listeria was classified in the family Corynebacteriaceae. The family known as Listeriaceae was created within the expanding Order Bacillales which also includes Staphylococcaceae, Bacillaceae and others. Prior to the 1960s Listeriamonocytopenes was thought to be associated most exclusively with animals and rarely with humans. In subsequent years Listeria is now recognized to be widely distributed in nature. In fact humans an




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