Did you read the introduction, Listeria, Bacteria you Should Know!

What are the signs of listeria infection? A pregnant woman can be infected by listeria but show no signs, yet infect her baby. Despite this fact, there are no general guidelines that this bacteria should be checked for regularly as it is relatively infrequent. Only people with symptoms will be examined further.

I also think it’s important to mention that if there are symptoms, in most cases they will appear 3-30 days after exposure to the bacteria. This can extend up to 70 days after infection depending on the history of infected persons.

The first signs appear in the digestive tract since the infection takes place there. The appearance of temporary diarrhea and other digestive issues are a sign, but we usually are concerned about being infected because these are general occurrences in life.

If the infection propagates beyond digestive functions, symptoms can appear and affect other systems, such as your neurological functions.

The most probable clinical signs often resemble flu-like symptoms:

  • Headache
  •  Feverish state
  • Shivers
  • Generalised muscle pain
  • Back pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  •  Potential behavioural issues

How is listeriosis diagnosed?