Technical Disease Card

Listeria monocytogenes (Infection with)

Listeria monocytogenes, the causative agent of listeriosis, is a Gram-positive, facultatively-intracellular rod capable of causing septicaemia, neurologic disease, and reproductive disease in a wide range of hosts. It is regarded as a highly consequential human foodborne pathogen. Because it is ubiquitous in the environment, it can also cause devastating disease in veterinary species, especially ruminants.