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Document ID (ISN)22783
CIS number 75-778
ISSN - Serial title 0032-6291 - Pracovní lékařství
Year 1974
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Elischerová K., Stúpalová S.
Title Discovery of listeria among occupationally exposed persons
Original title Nálezy listérií u profesionálně exponovaných osob [in Slovak]
Bibliographic information May 1974, Vol.26, No.5, p.175-179. Illus. 25 ref.
Abstract The authors isolated Listeria (erysipelothrix) monocytogenes (L.m.) in the faeces, in smears from the upper airways, and on the skin (hands) and workclothes of workers in the meat industry, agricultural workers, and those employed in undertakings where listeriosis-infected animals were to be found. Cultures taken from these smears were positive for L.m., and this was confirmed by findings of higher levels of O,H-agglutinins and complement-binding antibodies in the workers examined, who all appeared to be in good health at the time of the examination. However, closer scrutiny of their history brought to light further evidence of possible infection: influenza-type symptoms, premature births, stillbirths, etc.
Descriptors (primary) listeriosis; meat industry; agriculture; zoonoses
Descriptors (secondary) livestock rearing; serological reactions; symptoms; Listeria monocytogenes
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Zoonoses
Food industry
Bacterial and parasitic diseases