Pregnancy-associated listeriosis in England and Wales

A. Awofisayo, C. Amar, R. Ruggles, R. Elson, G. K. Adak, P. Mook, K. A. Grant

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Abstract

Listeriosis is a rare but severe foodborne disease with low morbidity and high case-fatality rates. Pregnant women, unborn and newborn babies are among the high-risk groups for listeriosis. We examined listeriosis cases reported to the enhanced surveillance system in England and Wales from 1990 to 2010 to identify risk factors influencing outcome. Cases were defined as pregnancy-associated if Listeria monocytogenes was isolated from a pregnant woman or newborn infants aged
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-256
Number of pages8
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Volume143
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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