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Listeria monocytogenes
  Listeria monocytogenes was first described in 1923. Before 1982, L. monocytogenes was recognized as a cause of abortions and encephalitis in many animals (particularly cattle and sheep) and was thought to be associated with contaminated animal feed or silage. While it was recognized as a cause of human illness, it was not until 1981 that a foodborne association was widely accepted. Since then, L. monocytogenes has caused a number of foodborne outbreaks linked to fatalities. To reduce L. monocytogenes infections, stringent control and monitoring practices are required in the food industry as well as improved education of consumers.

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    Book Chapter

  • Date:

    03 February 2017

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  • Library of Congress:

    QR Microbiology

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    616 Diseases

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded


Rees, C., Doyle, L., & Taylor, C. (2017). Listeria monocytogenes. In Foodborne Diseases, 253-276. (3rd). Elsevier. doi:10.1016/b978-0-12-385007-2.00012-7



Bacteria; Foodborne diseases; Food transmission; Listeria monocytogenes; Listeriosis

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