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Infection with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, characterized in humans by fever, gastrointestinal symptoms, and sometimes headache and convulsions, and in pregnant women often leading to miscarriage or stillbirth. In domestic animals it can cause encephalitis, septicemia, and abortion. The bacterium occurs as a contaminant in raw or improperly processed foods.
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(Pathology) a serious form of food poisoning, caused by bacteria of the genus Listeria. Its symptoms can include meningitis and in pregnant women it may cause damage to the fetus
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lis•te•ri•o•sis(lɪˌstɪər iˈoʊ sɪs)
also lis•te•ri•a•sis(ˌlɪs təˈri ə-)
n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
an infectious disease of animals and birds, esp. attacking the brainstem in ruminants, caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes and transmissible to humans by contact with contaminated tissue.
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|Noun||1.||listeriosis - an infectious disease of animals and humans (especially newborn or immunosuppressed persons) caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes; in sheep and cattle the infection frequently involves the central nervous system and causes various neurological symptoms|
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
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listeriosis[lɪsˌtɪərɪˈəʊsɪs] N → listeriosis f
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n (Med) → Listeriose f
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listeriosisn listeriosis f
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