Listeria and Listeriosis

Listeriosis is an infection caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria is commonly found in soil, water, sewage and the intestinal tracts of animals. Listeriosis can be caused by contact with these sources or eating contaminated foods.

For more information, please see the fact sheet below or contact the Communicable Disease Control Section on 02 6205 2155.

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Download: Listeriosis Fact Sheet (October 2014) (PDF File - 95k)