What is the annual global incidence of Listeria infection (listeriosis)?

Updated: Jan 09, 2018
  • Author: Terence Zach, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The estimated annual incidence of listeriosis is approximately 4 cases per million population in Canada. Surveillance of listeria infections in Europe reported an incidence varying between 0.3 (Greece) and 7.5 (Sweden) cases per year. [19] After years of decreasing incidence, recent trends throughout Europe, in particular France and Scandinavia, show an increasing incidence. [20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29] This trend is accounted for by increased cases in the population older than 60 years. Neonatal and maternal incidence remains stable. [30, 31]


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