Taiwan woman infected by listeria had stillborn baby

A woman in Greater Tainan gave birth to a stillborn baby after attending an outdoor wedding reception and became infected with Listeria monocytogenes.

amy.pregnant.listeria National Cheng Kung University Hospital’s delivery room head doctor Hsu Pei-yang said the woman went to the hospital after having a persistent high fever.

Hsu said while the woman did not experience complications of sepsis due to the timely treatment she received, Listeria monocytogenes was detected in her blood and tissue cultures.