Special Issue "An Update on Listeria monocytogenes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: campylobacter; poultry; Listeria; foodborne pathogens
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Listeria monocytogenes causes listeriosis, a disease with a relatively low incidence (2549 reported cases in the European Union in 2018) but with a high mortality rate (15.6%). Listeria monocytogenes is widely distributed in nature and resistant to adverse environmental conditions. The control of this pathogen in food processing facilities is necessary to prevent the contamination of food. Recent large outbreaks (South Africa 2017–2018 and Spain 2019) have resulted in a renewed interest in this pathogen. An update on the epidemiology, prevalence, pathogenicity, antibiotic resistance, biofilm formation, and control of L. monocytogenes is of great interest in order to develop a better understanding of its persistence in the food chain and to establish strategies to reduce human infections.
The objective of this Special Issue of Microorganisms is to present the latest research on various aspects of L. monocytogenes, including prevalence, epidemiology, pathogenicity, antibiotic resistance, biofilm formation, growth and survival in foods, and strategies to control this pathogen. Original research articles, as well as review articles, are invited.
Prof. Dr. María Elena González-Fandos
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- food safety
- antibiotic resistance
- predictive modeling