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REVIEW ON OCCURRENCE OF LISTERIA MONOCYTOGENES IN READY-TO-EAT FOODS OF ANIMAL ORIGIN AND ITS ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY PROFILE
Listeriosis is a disease of humans and animals, which is mostly caused by Listeria monocytogenes, as the result of zoontic infection and environmental contamination. In the world, this disease is becoming an emerging bacterial disease, with low incidence but high case fatality rate. Animal food products serve as important source of many food pathogens including Listeria monocytogenes. The bacterium is ubiquitous in the nature and which is rod shaped, Gram-positive, motile and psychotropic and has been isolated from a variety of foods and environmental sources like soil, dust, water, sewage, decaying vegetation, etc. In human, the organism primarily affects elders, pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems. Listeria monocytogenes has also been assocated with meningoencephalitis, septicaemia, and abortions in animals. However reports as well as information regarding the occurrence, distribution and impact of L. monocytogenes and other Listeria species is very limited both in the veterinary and public health sectors in Ethiopia. This paper aims to reviews the epidemiology, means of transmission and possible recommendation pertaining to control L.monocytogenes. The control of Listeria in foods relies largely on a HACCP approach and the establishment of effective critical control points in the food process.[Full Text Article]