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.

Listeria monocytogenes

[lister′ē·ə mon′ōsītoj′inēz]
Etymology: Joseph Lister; Gk, mono, single, kytos, cell, genein, to produce
a common species of gram-positive motile bacilla that cause listeriosis and a noninvasive food-borne diarrheal disease.

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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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.
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