Listeria Monocytogenes Infection (Listeriosis) Follow-up

Updated: Dec 15, 2016
  • Author: Karen B Weinstein, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Deterrence/Prevention

See the list below:

  • Cook all raw food thoroughly.
  • Wash raw vegetables.
  • Avoid consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk or milk products.
  • Wash hands, knives, and cutting boards after handling uncooked foods.
  • Pregnant or immunocompromised patients should avoid soft cheeses (eg, feta, Brie, Camembert, bleu). Cream cheese, yogurt, and cottage cheese are allowed.
  • Reheat leftover or ready-to-eat foods (eg, hot dogs) until steaming hot.
  • Avoid delicatessen foods unless they are thoroughly reheated.
  • Cook food to a safe internal temperature.