Listeria monocytogenes Infection (cont.)
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Listeriosis Symptoms and Signs
The symptoms and signs of listeriosis can vary widely, and the clinical presentation often depends largely on the underlying state of health and age of the affected individual. Most healthy individuals who become infected with Listeria monocytogenes experience no symptoms at all, though rarely some may develop a mild self-limiting gastrointestinal illness. However, it is the high-risk patient populations who generally go on to develop the more severe form of the disease. There can be a substantial delay between the time of exposure to Listeria monocytogenes and the development of symptoms (the incubation period), varying anywhere from several days to two to three months.
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