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Listeriosis

Listeriosis is an infection caused by listeria bacteria. It's rare, but can cause serious problems if you're pregnant or have a weak immune system.

Listeriosis is usually caught from contaminated food. It's also possible to catch it from someone else who has it or from contact with farm animals.

Listeriosis does not always cause symptoms. If it's mild, it can cause flu-like symptoms including a high temperature, chills and diarrhoea.

If you're pregnant, you can reduce your risk of getting listeriosis by avoiding certain foods, including pâté and some uncooked soft cheeses.

Read more on the NHS website.

Listeriosis does not always cause symptoms. If it's mild, it can cause flu-like symptoms including a high temperature, chills and diarrhoea.

Symptoms of listeriosis

In most people, listeriosis has no symptoms or only causes mild symptoms for a few days, such as:

If you're not pregnant and do not have a weakened immune system, you can usually look after yourself at home if you have these symptoms.

Read more on the NHS website.

If you're pregnant, you can reduce your risk of getting listeriosis by avoiding certain foods, including pâté and some uncooked soft cheeses.

Read more on the NHS website.

Listeriosis is usually caught from contaminated food. It's also possible to catch it from someone else who has it or from contact with farm animals.

Read more on the NHS website.