Human Listeriosis Caused by Listeria ivanovii

Christelle Guillet, Olivier Join-Lambert, Alban Le Monnier, Alexandre Leclercq, Frederic Mechai, Marie-France Mamzer-Bruneel, Magdalena K. Bielecka, Mariela Scortti, Olivier Disson, Patrick Berche, Jose Vazquez-Boland, Olivier Lortholary, Marc Lecuit

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Two species of Listeria are pathogenic; L. monocytogenes infects humans and animals, and L. ivanovii has been considered to infect ruminants only. We report L. ivanovii-associated gastroenteritis and bacteremia in a man. This isolate was indistinguishable from prototypic ruminant strains. L. ivanovii is thus an enteric opportunistic human pathogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010


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