Commensal microbes provide first line defense against Listeria monocytogenes infection

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Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that causes septicemia, meningitis and chorioamnionitis and is associated with high mortality. Immunocompetent humans and animals, however, can tolerate high doses of L. monocytogenes without developing systemic disease. The intestinal microbiota provides colonization resistance against many orally acquired… (More)
DOI: 10.1084/jem.20170495

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