Definition of Listeriosis:

  1. Food-borne disease caused by listeria monocytogenes, a gram-positive bacteria transmitted through infected ready-to-eat meat, dairy products, salads, and cook-chill dishes. Its symptoms include dark red rash over legs and trunks, flu-like fever, and lethargy, leading to circulatory collapse and shock. It may also cause meningitis (inflammation of connective brain tissue) and miscarriages. The bacteria is killed at temperatures above 70°C (°F). Named after the Scottish surgeon Dr. Joseph Lister (1827-1912) who pioneered antiseptic surgery in 1867.

  2. Disease caused by infection with listeria.

How to use Listeriosis in a sentence?

  1. Other causes of encephalitis include influenza, listeriosis, brucellosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, whooping cough, rabies and lead poisoning.

Meaning of Listeriosis & Listeriosis Definition