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Prevalence, characterization, and antimicrobial resistance of Listeria monocytogenes isolates from bovine hides and carcasses.

Research paper by Kinga K Wieczorek, Katarzyna K Dmowska, Jacek J Osek

Indexed on: 17 Jan '12Published on: 17 Jan '12Published in: Applied and environmental microbiology



Abstract

Listeria monocytogenes isolates from bovine hides and carcasses (n = 812) were mainly of serogroup 1/2a. All strains were positive for internalin genes. Several isolates were resistant to oxacillin (72.2%) or clindamycin (37.0%). These findings indicate that L. monocytogenes of beef origin can be considered a public health concern.