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Human Listeriosis Caused by Listeria ivanovii

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


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.

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