Listeriosis Risk to Fetuses Higher than Thought

Listeriosis Risk to Fetuses Higher than Thought

The risk of listeriosis in pregnant women and their fetuses is greater than previously thought, researchers said.

Listeria monocytogenes — one of the most dangerous foodborne pathogens in the U.S. — can cause miscarriages and stillbirths, according to Mary Alice Smith, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Georgia in Athens.

 

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