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What is Listeriosis?

Listeriosis is a food infection that can be dangerous during pregnancy. Indeed, your baby may become infected if you contract this bacterium which can lead to premature birth or miscarriage. If infected, you may experience nausea, abdominal pain, mild fever, vomiting and diarrhoea. However, not all women experience symptoms. To avoid infection with listeriosis keep the following things in mind:

– cook food well before consumption and wash your hands thoroughly after contact with raw food;
– heat meat, chicken, fish and seafood adequately;
– only take pasteurised or UHT milk and avoid foods based on raw or fermented milk;
– defrost food in the fridge or microwave and not at room temperature.