Listeriosis (Listeria monocytogenes)

Listeriosis is a rare, but serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The disease affects primarily pregnant women and their newborns, older adults, and adults with weakened immune systems. In Minnesota, 4 to 19 cases of listeriosis are reported per year.

  • About Listeriosis
    Listeriosis facts, including common symptoms, how the disease is spread, and how to minimize your risk of acquiring listeriosis

  • Listeriosis Statistics
    Statistics for listeriosis in Minnesota

  • For Health Professionals
    Required reporting information, clinical features, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and more.

Updated Friday, February 20, 2015 at 09:53AM