Founder Director of Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author: Mahendra Pal, Founder Director of Narayan Consultancy on Veterinary Public Health and Microbiology, Gujarat, India.
Received: August 26, 2020; Published: October 15, 2020
There are many bacterial zoonotic diseases, such as anthrax, brucellsois, campylobacteriosis, erysipelothricosis, leptospirosis, listeriosis, Lyme disease, meliodosis, salmonellosis, staphylococcosis, streptococcosis, tetanus, tuberculosis, tularaemia, and yersiniosis, which have significant impact on human and animal health . Among these, listeriosis is an infectious, life threatening bacterial zoonosis of global public importance . Disease is reported from many countries of the world including India [1-8]. It occurs in sporadic or epidemic form in humans and animals including birds. During the recent years, the organism has emerged as an important food borne pathogen responsible for many outbreaks in human beings in several countries including Australia, Canada, France, Switzerland, and USA [1,9,10]. Murray is credited to describe the disease in 1926 for the first time in rabbit and guinea pig . Later, Nyfeldt in humans and Gill in domestic animals recorded the infection for the first time in 1929 and 1937, respectively. The name Listeria monocytogenes was proposed by Pirie in 1940 in the honour of the Lord Joseph Lister, the surgeon and the pioneer in antisepsis and for its effect on monocytes . In USA, about 1700 cases of sporadic listeriosis with 550 deaths are reported each year .
Citation: Mahendra Pal. “Listeriosis: A Life Threatening Bacterial Zoonosis of Global Importance". Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.11 (2020): 39-41.
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