Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/16/1997
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: This manuscript reviews the role of Listeria monocytogenes in food and companion animals. The study examines the epidemiology, modes of transmission, and risk factors involved in listeriosis. It emphasizes the clinical manifestation of listeriosis in livestock: abortion, encephalitis, and septicemia. The work concludes that the majority of human foodborne outbreaks are not the result of animal carriers, but rather environmental contamination involved during food processing.