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Pregnant Women, Beware!

Food poisoning from listeria poses a dangerous threat.

It's found in the dirt, water, and certain farm animals, and it can find its way to your dinner table. An infection from the listeria monocytogenes bacteria can leave you reeling for days or weeks. Pregnant women are 20 times more likely to experience listeriosis (the infection caused by listeria) than other healthy adults and more than half of the listeriosis cases are seen in older folks. While these populations are most at risk, anyone can be infected. This is why you must be extremely careful when it comes to the way you prepare, eat, and store food.

How do you get listeriosis, what are the symptoms, and are there ways to keep your family safe? You’re about to find out.

Where Does It Hide?

Listeria is sneaky. You can't see it or taste it, and unlike most other bacteria, it can survive and multiply in a cold refrigerator. The only way to kill it is by cooking food to high heat or pasteurization.

This bacteria can be found hiding in a number of foods including deli meats, hot dogs, refrigerated meat spreads, unpasteurized milk, other unpasteurized dairy products like soft cheeses (Feta, queso fresco, Camembert, and Brie), raw sprouts, and refrigerated smoked seafood.

What Are the Symptoms?

After exposure to listeria, it can take 3 to 70 days for the infection to present symptoms. For pregnant women, a listeriosis infection usually causes fever, vomiting, aches, fatigue, and may lead to complications such as miscarriage, premature delivery, stillbirth, or infection in the baby.

A listeriosis infection in other individuals may cause fever, vomiting, muscle aches, and spread to the nervous system to cause headache, confusion, stiff neck, loss of balance, and convulsions.

Who's Most at Risk?

Besides pregnant women and the elderly, young children and people with weak immune systems due to certain diseases such as cancer, liver disease, HIV/AIDS, alcoholism, renal disease, and diabetes are at an increased risk for listeriosis.

Is There Treatment?

To avoid prolonged suffering, see your physician if you experience symptoms of listeriosis within two months of eating contaminated food. Antibiotics can be given to treat the infection, and if given soon enough to pregnant women, the infection may be prevented from reaching the baby.

How Can You Reduce Your Risk?

High-risk individuals should avoid foods that may contain listeria (hot dogs, deli meats, soft cheeses made from unpasteurized milk, and unpasteurized milk) or heat them to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit before eating. Following other food safety rules will also help lower your risk of exposure to listeria and a host of other dangerous bacteria.

Additionally, wash your hands before touching food, keep the food prep area clean, rinse raw fruits and veggies before eating, and scrub hard-shelled produce you plan to peel (melons and cantaloupes). Avoid cross-contamination between raw meats and other food by washing hands, utensils, cutting boards, and countertops that come in contact with uncooked food, and always cook your meat to the required internal temperature.

Finally, make sure the temperature in your refrigerator is kept at 40 degrees or lower and your freezer at or below zero degrees. Any liquid from raw meat, hot dogs, or deli meats that spills in your refrigerator or countertops should be cleaned and sanitized immediately.

If you're ever unsure if a food is safe to eat, it's better to throw it away even if it looks and smells okay. Heating contaminated food doesn't make it safe.