Early-Onset Sepsis
Listeria monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes


Standard Precautions


General Information

Aerobic Gram-positive bacilli

Usually causes infection in neonates, pregnant women, elderly, and immunocompromised patients.

Foodborne illness associated with deli meat, soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk, and others.

Often occurs in outbreaks.

  • Meningitis
  • Meningo-encephalitis
  • FUO
  • Bacteremia
  • Septic abortion/miscarriage/stillbirth
  •  Self-limited gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea

Infectious Disease consultation recommended to assist in evaluation/management.

Notify Medical Officer of Health ASAP.