Listeria Infection


The diagnosis of listeria infection often involves a blood test, and in some cases, urine or spinal fluid samples may be examined.

Blood test is a common and reliable method to detect the presence of the bacteria in the bloodstream. The analysis of urine or spinal fluid allows for a more thorough assessment of the extent of the infection and aids in tailoring appropriate treatment strategies.


Mild cases of listeria infection often do not require intervention. However, treatment approaches vary depending on the severity of symptoms. Antibiotics are commonly prescribed to alleviate symptoms, with prompt administration crucial for protecting the baby from the infection’s adverse effects during pregnancy.