What You Need to Know About Listeria

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What You Need to Know About Listeria
Thu, 06-13-2013 - 11:00am

Soft cheese and raw produce have caused many recent listeria outbreaks in the United States, and at least 90 percent of cases typically occur among seniors, pregnant women, newborns and people with weakened immune systems, a new U.S. health report says.

Pregnant women are 10 times more likely to get this serious form of food poisoning than others in the general population, and the risk is 24 times higher among pregnant Hispanic women, according to the Vital Signs report, released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

http://www.ivillage.com/listeria-food-poisoning-harms-pregnant-women/6-a-538203

Are you concerned about the risk of listeria during pregnancy? Are you avoiding any foods as a precaution?

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