Definition of listeriosis in English:

listeriosis

Line breaks: lis|teri|osis
Pronunciation: /lɪˌstɪərɪˈəʊsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Disease caused by infection with listeria, which can resemble influenza or meningitis and may cause miscarriage.
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    • Other causes of encephalitis include influenza, listeriosis, brucellosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, whooping cough, rabies and lead poisoning.
    • Being careful with food and water is particularly important during pregnancy because infections such as listeriosis can cause miscarriage, and hepatitis E can result in maternal mortality.
    • The actual mechanism of infection and disease presentation in late-onset listeriosis is not yet fully understood.

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