Novel Epidemic Clones of Listeria monocytogenes, United States, 2011
Published Date:Jan 2013
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 19(1):147-150.
Multilocus Sequence Typing
Novel Epidemic Clones
Novel Outbreak Strain
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Description:We identified a novel serotype 1/2a outbreak strain and 2 novel epidemic clones of Listeria monocytogenes while investigating a foodborne outbreak of listeriosis associated with consumption of cantaloupe during 2011 in the United States. Comparative analyses of strains worldwide are essential to identification of novel outbreak strains and epidemic clones.
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