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What Exactly Is Listeria and What Can Happen From a Listeria Infection?

Untreated listeria infection can put your baby at increased risk of more severe health complications

Listeria is a type of bacteria found in some foods which can cause a rare but serious infection called listeriosis. Unlike many other germs, it can enter the bloodstream directly and therefore can get to the baby quickly through the placenta.

Untreated listeria infection can put you and your baby at increased risk of more severe health complications, including miscarriage, stillbirth, uterine infection, and preterm delivery.

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