S/S-flu like illness in pregnancy, disease is generally acquired in third trimester when immunity is low.
why we are concerned-because it can be transferred transplacentally leading to granulomatosus infantisepticum which will present with premature birth.
can lead to meningitis in neonate.
in immunocompromised hosts also listeria may present with meningitis.
Why all pregnant women should not eat soft cheese? Hint…. Gram positive rod with tumbling motility Source - integration between Kaplan lecture notes and goljan audio soft cheese listeria monocytogenes, gram positive rod with tumbling motility who else has tumbling motility - trichomonas vaginalis