Listeriosis is a bacterial infection that when contracted in childhood often presents with mild, flu-like symptoms and often passes undetected.
An infection during pregnancy can however have serious, often fatal consequences for the unborn child. The most common source of infection is unpasteurised dairy such as raw-milk cheese. Consumption of these products should be avoided during pregnancy.
Your gynecological practice for listeriosis in pregnancy
If the infection is identified in time, an antibiotic treatment that is harmless for the child is available. If an infection is suspected, a simple blood test can be performed to test for listeriosis.