Health Care Provider Information on Listeriosis

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Required Disease Reporting
Clinical Features
Treatment

Required Disease Reporting

Clinical Features

  • Listeriosis Infections
    CDC; Includes information about clinical features, transmission, trends, and more.Attention: Non-MDH link

Treatment

  • When infection occurs during pregnancy, antibiotics given promptly to the pregnant woman can often prevent infection of the fetus or newborn.
  • Babies with listeriosis receive the same antibiotics as adults, although a combination of antibiotics is often used until physicians are certain of the diagnosis.
  • Even with prompt treatment, some infections result in death. This is particularly likely in the elderly and in persons with other serious medical problems.


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Updated Thursday, 03-Apr-2014 14:49:01 CDT