A case is reported of perinatal infection and fetal death due to Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4B in a 28-weeks pregnant woman, who had spent her holiday in an area in France where an epidemic outbreak of listeriosis had occurred. Sero- and phage-typing combined with sensitive DNA-typing demonstrated that the Listeria was identical to the strain responsible for the outbreak in France. Although listeriosis appears to be an uncommon cause of perinatal infection, practicing obstetricians should be aware of the possibility. © 1994.
Santema, J. G., Broekman, A. M. W., Endtz, H. P., & Wallenburg, H. C. S. (1994). Perinatal listeriosis in a Dutch woman returning from holiday in France. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, 53(1), 69–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/0028-2243(94)90142-2