Detection of Listeria monocytogenes and the toxin listeriolysin O in food.

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Listeria monocytogenes is an emerging bacterial foodborne pathogen responsible for listeriosis, an illness characterized by meningitis, encephalitis, and septicaemia. Less commonly, infection can result in cutaneous lesions and flu-like symptoms. In pregnant women, the pathogen can cause bacteraemia, and stillbirth or premature birth of the fetus. The… (More)

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