Three cases of listeriosis were reported during 2009. All cases were hospitalized; none of the cases died. The median age of cases was 80 years (range, 1 day to 85 years). Two cases had Listeria monocytogenes isolated from blood. One case had L. monocytogenes isolated from blood and conjunctiva. None of the cases were part of a recognized outbreak. The 3 cases reported is lower than the median annual number of cases reported from 1996 through 2008 (median, 8 cases; range, 4 to 19).
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- Full issue>> Annual Summary of Communicable Diseases Reported to the Minnesota Department of Health, 2009