Man and animals are infected. Clinical manifestations depend on the species and immune status of the animal. A primary bacteremia may be followed by a localizing infection. Neurotropic in many animals, the organism produces a preponderance of meningitis in humans and encephalitis in ruminants (Gray and Killinger, 1966). The organism also exhibits a tropism for the products of conception in humans and many animals, resulting in abortion, stillbirth, or neonatal infections.
KeywordsListeria Monocytogenes Renal Transplant Recipient Beta Lactam Antibiotic Sheep Blood Agar Abattoir Worker
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