Health Care Provider Information on Listeriosis
Healthcare providers and clinical laboratories are required to report cases and suspect cases to the Minnesota Department of Health.
- Cases are subject to restriction
on daycare attendance and food handling.
CDC; Includes information about clinical features, transmission, trends, and more.Attention: Non-MDH link
- 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.
Do you suspect that you have a foodborne illness? Visit reporting suspected foodborne illnesses.