Nosocomial transmission of listeriosis


Authors: Z. Jágrová 1;  R. Karpíšková 2;  M. Marešová 1;  L. Polanecká 3
Authors‘ workplace: Hygienická stanice hl. města Prahy 1;  Výzkumný ústav veterinárního lékařství, v. v. i., Brno 2;  Thomayerova nemocnice, Praha 3
Published in: Epidemiol. Mikrobiol. Imunol. 63, 2014, č. 2, s. 113-115
Category: Review articles, original papers, case report

Overview

Listeriosis is a severe and possibly fatal disease. Its incidence in the Czech Republic is low, with the most common vehicles of transmission being cheese, pastes, meat products, and salads. Nosocomial transmission is rare in the Czech Republic. Phylogenetic analysis and genotyping of isolated Listeria strains are very helpful in identifying the source of infection. A careful adherence to the preventive anti-epidemic measures in the health care institutions is still critically important.

Keywords:
Listeriosis – vehicle-borne transmission – phylogenetic analysis – genotyping – nosocomial transmission


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