These can include miscarriage stillbirth premature delivery or life threatening

These can include miscarriage stillbirth premature

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get severely sick, but it causes major issues with the fetus. These can include miscarriage, stillbirth, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. One case in the 2015 apple outbreak was the loss of a fetus. Diagnosis usually occurs with a culture from blood, spinal fluid or placental tissues and is sent to a lab for testing. DNA sequencing is used to find if the cases are related. If the presence of Listeria is found, they can then compare the DNA fingerprint of the bacteria to know if it is from the same source. Federal, State, and local governmental agencies take action to prevent or control Listeria outbreaks by doing the following: (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018) Provide guidance and enforce regulations to the appropriate entities Monitoring and tracking reported illness and cases Investigating outbreaks and issuing recalls Warning the public of known outbreaks Applying the CDC’s recommended approach to investigation, identification and solution to outbreaks through DNA fingerprinting, interviewing appropriate peoples involved Helping health departments get the technology and training to be able to handle outbreaks quickly and successfully (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2018)
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  • Fall '18
  • Bacteria, DNA, Listeria monocytogenes, Listeria, Listeriosis

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