Listeria monocytogenes persistence in food-associated environments: epidemiology, strain characteristics, and implications for public health.

@article{Ferreira2014ListeriaMP,
  title={Listeria monocytogenes persistence in food-associated environments: epidemiology, strain characteristics, and implications for public health.},
  author={V{\^a}nia Borges Ferreira and Martin Wiedmann and Paula Teixeira and Matthew J Stasiewicz},
  journal={Journal of food protection},
  year={2014},
  volume={77 1},
  pages={150-70}
}
Over the last 10 to 15 years, increasing evidence suggests that persistence of Listeria monocytogenes in food processing plants for years or even decades is an important factor in the transmission of this foodborne pathogen and the root cause of a number of human listeriosis outbreaks. L. monocytogenes persistence in other food-associated environments (e.g., farms and retail establishments) may also contribute to food contamination and transmission of the pathogen to humans. Although L… CONTINUE READING
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