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Weekend Digest

Name the Pathogen

Five Clues
1. Gram-positive bacillus with tumbling motility
2. Food safety
3. Age, pregnancy and steroids
4. Rhombencephalitis
5. Ampicillin+Gentamicin Image
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#Listeria monocytogenes

Soil
Decaying plant matter

Processed/unprocessed food (deli meats, hotdog, soft cheese, pate, fruits, greens/salads)

Oral route —> intestinal mucosa penetration —> systemic infection
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#Listeria monocytogenes and food safety!

Listeria survives in refrigeration temperature

Sporadic isolated cases
Occasional outbreaks due to food contamination (see link for recent outbreak)

fda.gov/food/outbreaks…
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