Statement on recall of Listeria contaminated products

Statement on recall of Listeria contaminated products

Meningitis Research Foundation is aware of news reports recalling meat products contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Meningitis can be caused by a range of bacteria and viruses. The type of meningitis caused by Listeria is extremely rare.

This form of meningitis occurs mainly in babies, pregnant women, elderly people and those with weakened immune systems. Very few cases now occur each year in the UK and Ireland, largely due to successful education campaigns about the dangers of eating unpasteurised milk products or contaminated pate, poultry or shellfish in pregnancy.

It is important to know the symptoms, be vigilant and act fast if you suspect meningitis.

If you have concerns about meningitis and septicaemia, please call our helpline (080 8800 3344).

A rare cause of meningitis
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