listeriosis definition

  • noun:
    • A bacterial illness brought on by Listeria monocytogenes, affecting wild and domestic creatures and quite often people and characterized by fever, meningitis, and encephalitis.
    • An infectious disease of people and creatures caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria ivanovii, usually through contaminated meals.
    • an infectious illness of creatures and humans (especially newborn or immunosuppressed individuals) caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes; in sheep and cattle the infection frequently involves the central nervous system and causes different neurologic symptoms

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