Listeria monocytogenes

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Lis·te·ri·a mon·o·cy·to·g'enes

a bacterial species causing meningitis, encephalitis, septicemia, endocarditis, abortion, abscesses, and local purulent lesions; often fatal; found in healthy ferrets, insects, and the feces of chinchillas, ruminants, and humans, as well as in sewage, decaying vegetation, silage, soil, and fertilizer. Sometimes involved in infections in immunocompromised hosts. A causative agent of perinatal infections, neonatal sepsis, and septicemia; also recently linked to food-borne diseases; especially associated with meat and dairy products.

Lis·te·ri·a mon·o·cy·to·ge·nes

(lis-tēr'ē-ă mon-ō-sī-toj'ĕ-nēz)
Bacterial species causing meningitis, encephalitis, septicemia, endocarditis, abortion, abscesses, and local purulent lesions; often fatal; found in feces, sewage, decaying vegetation, silage, soil, and fertilizer. Sometimes involved in infections in immunocompromised hosts; causes perinatal infections, neonatal sepsis, and septicemia; recently linked to food-borne diseases; especially associated with processed meat and dairy products.

Listeria monocytogenes

The causative agent of listeriosis. This species lives in soil or the intestines of animals and may contaminate food, esp. milk or meat. Its growth is not inhibited by refrigeration.
See also: Listeria
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Many studies were designed for detecting L.monocytogenes on foods respectively, but our study was designed for detecting the bacteria in vital fluids and we showed that Indirect Immunofluorescence assay test had the acceptable sensitivity and specificity for detecting.