Listeria monocytogenes

Rod-shaped bacteria (bacilli)
Curved, straight or bean-shaped: bacilli come in many variants and are widely spread.

Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive, rod-shaped, facultative anaerobe and a member of the Listeriaceae family.

In immunodeficient persons, Listeria monocytogenes may cause feverish infection or gastroenteritis.

Transmission mainly occurs via contaminated water and food respectively.

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