Problem

Listeriosis

Other Names:
Listerellosis
Circling disease
Nature:

Infection with microbes of the genus Listeria. Although listeriosis is primarily known as a disease of animals, particularly ruminants (e.g. cattle), low-grade infections in man may be commoner than is generally suspected and, in pregnant women, may lead to death of the foetus. Perinatal infection accounted for almost 75% of all cases reported in humans; meningitis or meningo-encephalitis accounted for most of the remainder. Other manifestations of listeric infection are conjunctivitis, endocarditis and urethritis.

Values:
Disease
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
24.04.2019 – 11:33 CEST