A foodborne pathogen that causes illness from improperly handled, processed, or cooked meats, poultry, seafood, and produce. Similarly, dairy products that are unpasteurized or not processed properly may also cause the illness, such as soft cheese and unpasteurized milk. Serious complications and disease may result for pregnant women, newborn children, or adults who have weakened immune systems. For pregnant women, complications may include stillbirth or spontaneous abortion.

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