Novel epidemic clones of Listeria monocytogenes, United States, 2011

Sara Lomonaco, Bindhu Verghese, Peter Gerner-Smidt, Cheryl Tarr, Lori Gladney, Lavin Joseph, Lee Katz, Maryann Turnsek, Michael Frace, Yi Chen, Eric Brown, Richard Meinersmann, Mark Berrang, Stephen Knabel

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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