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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"Effect of heat shock on thermal tolerance and susceptibility of Listeria monocytogenes to other environmental stresses." Food microbiology 21, 605-610.
Listeria monocytogenes has been associated with raw milk.
This recall was initiated after samples of one variety of 2-ounce cream cheese from a single production day showed a positive result for the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Tests on cream cheese
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Jassal, "Listeria monocytogenes and prosthetic valve endocarditis: case report and review of the literature," Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, vol.
Listeria monocytogenes illnesses were most often linked to Fruits and Dairy products.
Listeriosis is a serious, life-threatening infectious disease caused by Listeria monocytogenes that mainly affects elderly and immunocompromised persons, pregnant women, and neonates (1,2).
El Centro para el Control y Prevencion de Enfermedades (CDC) define listeriosis como una infeccion grave causada por consumir alimentos contaminados con Listeria monocytogenes (4).
Listeriosis has been recognized in the 1920s as an infection caused by a Gram positive bacterium later called Listeria monocytogenes. In 1981, an outbreak in Canada was first associated with the presence of this pathogen in foods, encouraging the development of research on the ubiquitous features of the microrganism and its pathogenicity (TODD & NOTERMANS, 2011).
The company's core technology, called the Lm Technology, alters a live strain of Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) bacteria to generate cancer fighting T-cells directed against a cancer antigen and neutralizing factors that protect the tumor microenvironment from immunologic attack and contribute to tumor growth.
Listeria monocytogenes meningitis in an immunocompetent patient with elevated ADA