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lis·te·ri·a

 (lĭ-stîr′ē-ə)
n.
Any of various rod-shaped, gram-positive bacteria of the genus Listeria, which includes the causative agent of listeriosis.

[New Latin Listeria, genus name, after Joseph Lister.]

listeria

(lɪsˈtɪərɪə)
n
(Microbiology) any rodlike Gram-positive bacterium of the genus Listeria, esp L. monocytogenes, the cause of listeriosis
[C20: named after Joseph Lister]
lisˈterial adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.listeria - any species of the genus Listeria
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Listeria - a genus of aerobic motile bacteria of the family Corynebacteriaceae containing small Gram-positive rods
L. monocytogenes, Listeria monocytogenes - the type species of the genus Listeria; can cause meningitis, encephalitis, septicemia, endocarditis, abortion, abscesses, listeriosis
Translations

listeria

[lɪsˈtiːərɪə] Nlisteria f

listeria

[lɪsˈtɪəriə] nlistéria f

listeria

n (Med)
Listeriose f
listeria pl (= bacteria)Listerien pl

listeria

[ˌlɪsˈtɪərɪə] nlisteria
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People across Australia have been diagnosed with listeria infections after eating contaminated rockmelons.
Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.
Although these autoantibodies have not been reported in patients with Listeria infections, susceptibility to infection caused by this bacterium is increased in GM-colonystimulating factor -/- mice (10).
In humans, Listeria infections can be serious to fatal for the elderly, the very young, and people with weakened immune symptoms, but typically do not cause healthy adults great harm.
Adults 65 years and older are four times more likely than younger people to get Listeria infections.
Between 2009 and 2011, 14% of the 1,651 invasive Listeria infections reported were classified as pregnancy associated.
As a first step, federal and state officials are rapidly decoding the DNA of all the listeria infections diagnosed in the U.
Antibiotic resistance and inefficient empirical treatment of Listeria infections could be responsible for this increased mortality.
The percentage of patients hospitalized ranged from 15% for Campylobacter to 96% for Listeria infections.
The most commonly used antibiotics for treating Listeria infections are ampicillin, penicillin, trimethoprim, tetracycline, erythromycin and gentamicin.
Based on the research, it looks very promising that we would get a significant reduction in Listeria infections," said Bhunia.
But listeria infections can develop up to two months after eating contaminated food.