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  1. Bondarianzadeh, Dolly MSc, BSc


The bacterium Listeria monocytogenes is an uncommon cause of illness in the general population. However, for high-risk groups (including neonates, pregnant women, elderly people, transplant recipients, and patients with AIDS or malignancies) with impaired immunity function, this organism is an important cause of potentially life-threatening listeriosis. This article focuses on Listeria infection during pregnancy and the associated risks for the fetus