Listeria monocytogenes

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

General Information

Pathogen information

Gram (+) rod, non-spore forming

Epidemiology

Found in the environment

Associated syndromes

  • Meningitis

  • Bacteremia

  • Gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea

  • Perinatal infection

Additional Information

  • Can cause outbreaks

  • Food borne illness associated with deli meat, soft cheeses, unpasteurized milk, and others