A case report of sporadic ovine listerial menigoencephalitis in Iowa with an overview of livestock and human cases.

@article{Wesley2002ACR,
  title={A case report of sporadic ovine listerial menigoencephalitis in Iowa with an overview of livestock and human cases.},
  author={Irene V. Wesley and David J. Larson and Karen M. Harmon and John B. Luchansky and Ann Ramos Schwartz},
  journal={Journal of veterinary diagnostic investigation : official publication of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, Inc},
  year={2002},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={314-21}
}
A case of ovine listeriosis was examined in a flock of sheep. The index case was a male lamb, which was part of a flock of 85 sheep located in central Iowa. Because the sheep were raised on a premise where soybean sprouts were also cultivated for the organic foods market, the potential of a public health concern was addressed. To identify the source of contaminations, clinical and environmental samples were cultured for Listeria monocytogenes. Isolates were serotyped and analyzed using pulsed… CONTINUE READING