[listeria and listeriosis: from farm to fork].listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium widely spread in the environment. its persistence in industrial environment leads to food product contamination from the raw materials and constitutes a recurrent problem in food processing industry despite the use of cold chain procedures. l. monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen causing severe and life-threatening infections that evolve mainly under sporadic mode, even if epidemics sometimes occur. listeriosis causes mainly septicemia, central nervous syst ...200918829183
human listeriosis in france in 1987.the surveillance of human listeriosis is based in france on laboratories' reports. from 1983 to 1986 the trend showed a steady increase of the number of cases reported. the highest annual incidence rate was observed in 1986 with 14.7 cases/million population. in 1987 less cases have been reported; about half of the human strains were typed by the national reference centre of listeriosis showing that 62% were 4b, 22% were 1/2a and 13% were 1/2b. since 1988, the surveillance of listeriosis is comp ...19892517163
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