The infectious disease caused by the food-borne bacteria Listeria monocytogenes. The disease typically involves septicemia, meningoencephalitis, or abortion/stillbirth. Mortality rates for the septicemia or meningeal forms may be very high. Human listeriosis is rare and usually occurs only in immunosupressed individuals or in the fetus/neonates.
Infection with Listeria monocytogenes usually found in vegetables, milk, cheese, meat, seafood.
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