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Learn about the most prominent symptoms of listeriosis infection after the emergence of cases in Texas

A report issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed the emergence of listeriosis, a bacterium that occurs as a result of an infectious disorder caused by eating contaminated foods, which affects pregnant women, newborns, and the elderly with weakened immune systems, according to a report published on the Medical website. Express.

Experts identified the most prominent symptoms of Listeria infection, which include headache, neck stiffness, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions, in addition to fever and muscle aches. Symptoms of severe illness usually begin one to four weeks after eating food contaminated with Listeria, but may begin as early as the same day or in Late 70 days after exposure.


Experts pointed out that Listeria bacteria may infect children who may be born with this infection, and it was found that there are three people in Texas who contracted this disease after eating foods in a nursing home, and laboratory tests indicate that they may have contracted the disease from eating cooked chicken, where it was transferred. The three people were taken to the hospital and one of them died.

The report pointed out that a death was recorded as a result of listeriosis infection in one of the US states, and it was found that the cause of death was eating contaminated chicken that led to infection with this infection, and infection with the bacteria may lead to premature birth and result in severe contamination of the fetus or stillbirth.

The CDC notes that Listeria can cause severe illness when bacteria spreads outside the intestines to other parts of the body. Listeria infection during pregnancy can also lead to miscarriage.

The CDC said the actual number of people affected by the recent listeria outbreak is likely to be higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to states only.

The report recommended that pre-cooked chicken should be reheated to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit and that no cold dishes made with pre-cooked chicken should be served, unless it has been reheated to prevent an outbreak of infection.