About Listeria

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Treatment for Listeria Infection

Listeria infections typically resolve without treatment, but antibiotics may be necessary to treat some cases.

Listeriosis is usually a self-limited illness—which means that a majority of infected individuals will improve without the need for medical care. [4, 11, 14, 18] But for those patients with a high fever, a stool culture and antibiotic-treatment may be justified for otherwise healthy individuals. [4, 18] Although there have been no studies done to determine what drugs or treatment duration is best, ampicillin is generally considered the “preferred agent.” [18] There is no consensus on the best approach for patients who are allergic to penicillins.[18]

Invasive infections with Listeria can be treated with antibiotics. [18] When infection occurs during pregnancy, antibiotics given promptly to the pregnant woman can often prevent infection of the fetus or newborn. [18, 24] Babies with listeriosis receive the same antibiotics as adults, although a combination of antibiotics is often used until physicians are certain of the diagnosis.

 

Recent Outbreaks

Unpasteurized Cheese Listeria Outbreak (Roos Foods) Roos Foods Cheese Listeria Outbreak

Cheese made by Roos Foods was recalled after a Listeria outbreak.… Continued

Crave Brothers Cheeses Linked to Listeria Outbreak Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese Listeria Outbreak

Crave Brothers cheeses linked to Listeria outbreak… Continued

Consumer Resources

Listeria Consumer Resources… Continued

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