Sunday, November 15, 2009

Medical News: Listeriosis Risk to Fetuses Higher than Thought - in Infectious Disease, General Infectious Disease from MedPage Today

The risk of listeriosis in pregnant women and their fetuses is greater than previously thought, researchers said.

Listeria monocytogenes -- one of the most dangerous foodborne pathogens in the U.S. -- can cause miscarriages and stillbirths, according to Mary Alice Smith, PhD, and colleagues at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Medical News: Listeriosis Risk to Fetuses Higher than Thought - in Infectious Disease, General Infectious Disease from MedPage Today

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