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FactSheet: Listeriosis

New South Wales Public Health Bulletin 12(11) 308 - 308 Published: 2001

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Abstract

Listeriosis is a rare illness caused by eating food contaminated with bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes. The listeria bacteria are common in soil and some raw foods. Eating foods that contain listeria bacteria does not cause illness in most people.