Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bacterial disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes, affecting wild and domestic animals and sometimes humans and characterized by fever, meningitis, and encephalitis.

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  • n. An infectious disease of humans and animals caused by the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria ivanovii, often through contaminated food.

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  • n. 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

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Examples

  • The recommendation is because of a food-borne bug by the name of listeria monocytogenes which causes an uncommon but potentially fatal disease called listeriosis.

    CDC: Over 50? Heat cold cuts to 165 degrees to avoid listeria

  • Soft cheeses and unpasteurized milk sometimes contain bacteria that cause an illness known as listeriosis.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

  • The bacteria is a causative agent of listeriosis, which is the leading cause of death among food-borne bacterial pathogens with fatality rates rivalling salmonella.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • The Google searches for listeriosis, which is the illness caused by listeria bacteria, began to climb in mid-July and peaked in the first week of August.

    Winnipeg Sun

  • The Google searches for listeriosis, which is the illness caused by Listeria bacteria, began to climb in mid-July and peaked in the first week of August.

    Top Stories - Google News

  • L monocytogenes is a pathogenic bacterium causing listeriosis, which is a rare but potentially lethal infection that can kill vulnerable people, such as the elderly and pregnant women, as well as those suffering from immuno-compromising diseases like cancer or HIV.

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  • Five of those are deaths that remain under investigation to determine if the listeriosis was a contributing cause of death.

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  • The symptoms of listeriosis, which is the disease that stems from the listeria bacteria, include fever, stomach cramps, stiff neck and vomiting.

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  • L. monocytogenes is a pathogenic bacterium causing listeriosis, which is a rare but potentially lethal infection that can kill vulnerable people, such as the elderly and pregnant women, as well as those suffering from immuno-compromising diseases like cancer or HIV.

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  • "listeriosis" - for most of the summer, some people in Canada were looking for information about the illness using Google's search engine.

    Top Stories - Google News

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