Listeriosis

Listeria bacteria, SEM. © Science Photo Library

Listeriosis is a disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes. The disease primarily causes problems in pregnant women, newborns, and adults with a weakened immune system. After exposure, most healthy adults do not develop any symptoms, except in the case of pregnant women. After an incubation period of about three weeks pregnant women may suffer from a self-limiting influenza-like illness which may affect the uterus. In addition, listeriosis in adults with weakened immune system and the elderly may lead to meningitis, brain infection, and severe blood infection.

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Latest outputs

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Seventh external quality assessment scheme for Listeria monocytogenes typing

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Joint ECDC, EFSA and EURL Lm report: European Listeria typing exercise (ELiTE)

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News

Pioneering project describes molecular epidemiology of listeriosis in humans and Listeria monocytogenes in food

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Listeriosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2017

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Salmonella the most common cause of foodborne outbreaks in the European Union

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Peer-Reviewed Publication

Retrospective validation of whole genome sequencingenhanced surveillance of listeriosis in Europe, 2010 to 2015

Jan 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

An outbreak of listeriosis linked to turkey meat products in the Czech Republic, 2012–2016

Jan 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Impact of infectious diseases on population health using incidence-based disability-adjusted life years (DALYs): Results from the burden of communicable diseases in Europe study, European Union and European economic countries, 2009 to 2013

Jan 2018

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Diagnosis and Treatment of Listeria monocytogenes Endophthalmitis: A Systematic Review

Feb 2017

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Evaluation of molecular typing of foodborne pathogens in European reference laboratories from 2012 to 2013

Jan 2016

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Disease networks

European Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net)