Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 21749783
Link to DOI – 10.3201/eid/1706.101778
Emerg Infect Dis 2011 Jun; 17(6): 1110-2
Listeria monocytogenes is worldwide a pathogen, but the geographic distribution of clones remains largely unknown. Genotyping of 300 isolates from the 5 continents and diverse sources showed the existence of few prevalent and globally distributed clones, some of which include previously described epidemic clones. Cosmopolitan distribution indicates the need for genotyping standardization.