Listeria monocytogenes

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Ampicillin or Penicillin

if severe Penicillin allergy: TMP/SMX, Meropenem

Aerobic gram positive bacilli

Usually causes infection in neonates and pregnant women and immunocompromised patients. Foodborne illness associated with deli meat, soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk, and others. Often occurs in outbreaks.

Meningitis and GI illness

Infectious Disease consultation highly recommended

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