Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 20031061
Link to DOI – 10.3201/eid1601.091155
Emerg Infect Dis 2010 Jan; 16(1): 136-8
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.