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Title: Hidden Dangers


1
Hidden Dangers
  • Listeriosis Pregnancy Protecting yourself
    your baby

Richardean Gibson-Wingate Walden
University PUBH-8165-1 Environmental Health
Instructor Joanne Flowers
2
Introduction
  • There are 2 main goals of this presentation
  • Educate expecting mothers about listeriosis
  • Educate expecting mothers about ways to avoid
    listeriosis

3
What is Listeriosis?
  • Listeriosis is a bacterial disease
  • This bacteria is widespread
  • The main source of infection is contaminated food

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008)
Listeriosis. Retrieved September 24, 2009 from
http//www.cdc.gov/nczved/dfbmd/disease_listing/li
steriosis_gi.html
4
Risk
  • Pregnant women are 20 times more likely to get
    listeriosis
  • Pregnant women account for 27 of all listeriosis
    infections

Ogunmodede, F., Jones, J., Scheftel, J.,
Kirkland, E., Schulkin, J., Lynfield, R. (2005,
March). Listeriosis prevention knowledge among
pregnant women in the USA. Infectious Diseases in
Obstetrics Gynecology, 13(1), 11-15.
5
Maternal Symptoms
  • Symptoms of listeriosis are flu-like and can
    include
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008)
Listeriosis. Retrieved September 24, 2009 from
http//www.cdc.gov/nczved/dfbmd/disease_listing/l
isteriosis_gi.html
6
Your Baby and Listeriosis
  • Listeriosis can have very serious consequences
    for the baby including
  • Miscarriage
  • Premature birth
  • Infection
  • Death

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008)
Listeriosis. Retrieved September 24, 2009 from
http//www.cdc.gov/nczved/dfbmd/disease_listing/li
steriosis_gi.html Ogunmodede, F., Jones, J.,
Scheftel, J., Kirkland, E., Schulkin, J.,
Lynfield, R. (2005, March). Listeriosis
prevention knowledge among pregnant women in the
USA. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics
Gynecology, 13(1), 11-15.
7
Protecting Yourself
  • Avoid high risk foods such as
  • Hotdogs
  • Deli meats
  • Soft cheeses such as Brie, feta or blue cheese
  • Refrigerated meat spreads or smoked seafood

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008)
Listeriosis. Retrieved September 24, 2009 from
http//www.cdc.gov/nczved/dfbmd/disease_listing/li
steriosis_gi.html U. S. Department of
Agriculture USDA (2006) Protect your baby and
yourself from Listeriosis. Retrieved September
24, 2009 from http//www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets
/Protect_Your_Baby/index.asp
8
Safe Food Handling
  • Wash hands
  • Keep raw meat poultry and fish separate
  • Clean cooking surfaces
  • Cook raw meats to 160-165F

U. S. Department of Agriculture USDA (2006)
Protect your baby and yourself from Listeriosis.
Retrieved September 24, 2009 from
http//www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Protect_Your_
Baby/index.asp
9
Safe Food Handling
  • Listeria can grow in the refrigerator
  • Keep ready to eat foods separate from other foods
  • Clean up spills immediately

U. S. Department of Agriculture USDA (2006)
Protect your baby and yourself from Listeriosis.
Retrieved September 24, 2009 from
http//www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Protect_Your_
Baby/index.asp
10
What if I think Im infected
  • See your doctor
  • Antibiotics are effective against listeriosis

11
Recap
  • Listeriosis can cause illness for the mother and
    baby
  • Practice safe food handling and avoid high risk
    foods
  • If you think you have listeriosis see your doctor
    immediately

12
The End
  • Have a safe pregnancy!

13
For Further Reading
  • The following websites contain useful information
    about Listeriosis
  • http//www.americanpregnancy.org/pregnancycomplica
    tions/listeria.html
  • http//kidshealth.org/parent/infections/bacterial_
    viral/listeria.html
  • http//www.cdc.gov/nczved/dfbmd/disease_listing/li
    steriosis_gi.html

14
References
  • Cates, S., Carter-Young, H., Conley, S.,
    O'Brien, B. (2004, May). Pregnant Women and
    Listeriosis Preferred Educational Messages and
    Delivery Mechanisms. Journal of Nutrition
    Education Behavior, 36(3), 121-127.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2008)
    Listeriosis. Retrieved September 24, 2009 from
    http//www.cdc.gov/nczved/dfbmd/disease_listing/li
    steriosis_gi.html
  • Ogunmodede, F., Jones, J., Scheftel, J.,
    Kirkland, E., Schulkin, J., Lynfield, R. (2005,
    March). Listeriosis prevention knowledge among
    pregnant women in the USA. Infectious Diseases in
    Obstetrics Gynecology, 13(1), 11-15.
  • U. S. Department of Agriculture USDA (2006)
    Protect your baby and yourself from Listeriosis.
    Retrieved September 24, 2009 from
    http//www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Protect_Your_
    Baby/index.asp
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