isolation of listeria monocytogenes in slaughter animals and bats of togo (west africa).listeria monocytogenes was isolated from the intestinal lymph nodes of 8 out of 342 apparently healthy slaughter animals at the municipal abattoir in lome (togo) and from the faeces of 3 out of 236 bats. except two strains of serovar 4b isolated from bats, all the nine others belonged to serovar 1/2a. the positive findings of slaughter animals were made from the carcasses of 2 pigs, 5 little ruminants and 1 cattle. the findings are discussed in the light of present knowledge on the occurrence of ...1975812407
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