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A 30-year-old primigravid woman at 22 weeks' ...

Listeria monocytogenes

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gram +, B hemolytic, tumbling motility, form rocket tails from actin polymerization which allow for movement, intracellular, grows in cold temps on milk, soft cheeses, ice cream, lunch meat.

increased incidence in pregnant women especially in 3rd trimester





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Pregnant women are 20 times more likely to get infected with Listeria.