Listeria monocytogenes is a ubiquitous microorganism responsible for listeriosis, a rare but severe disease in humans, who can become infected by ingesting contaminated food products, namely dairy, meat, fish, and vegetables. Although it can occur in healthy humans, listeriosis mainly affects the elderly, immunocompromised, persons pregnant women, and newborns, with a high case-fatality rate (20-30%). This article will summarize what is currently known about L. monocytogenes, listeriosis, methods of detection and enumeration, subtyping, persistence, virulence traits, and regulatory control.
|Title of host publication||History, science and methods|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Foodborne pathogen
- Listeria monocytogenes
- Listeria spp.