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Facts about listeriosis:
- Listeria bacteria are normally present in the soil and water.
- Most people get this infection from eating or drinking contaminated food or water.
- Vegetables fertilized with manure may be contaminated with Listeria.
- Uncooked meats, unwashed vegetables and unpasteurized dairy products may contain Listeria.
- The infection may be passed from a pregnant woman, to her fetus.
- Listeria cannot be directly transmitted from one person to another.
PubMed Listeriosis References
- Doganay M. Listeriosis: clinical presentation. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol. 2003 Apr 1;35(3):173-5. 
- Hof, H. An update on the medical management of listeriosis. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2004 Aug;5(8):1727-35. 
- Ogunmodede F, Jones JL, Scheftel J, Kirkland E, Schulkin J, Lynfield R. Listeriosis prevention knowledge among pregnant women in the USA. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Mar;13(1):11-5.