La Plata Health Watch

Please, hold the hysteria over listeria

Salmonella and E. coli now seem to be household names, while listeria is not.

Listeria monocytogenes, one of six listeria bacterial types, is the bad guy, a nasty bug, though less common than the aforementioned two. Listeria infects horses, cattle, sheep, even poultry and swine, and from these species, it can enter the human food chain.

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