Listeria is a Gram-positive bacterium, motile by means of flagella.
Listeria has been found in at least 37 mammalian species, both domestic and feral, as well as at least 17 species of birds and possibly some species of fish and shellfish. Some studies suggest that 1-10% of humans may be intestinal carriers of L. monocytogenes. The manifestations of listeriosis include septicemia, meningitis (or meningoencephalitis), encephalitis, and intrauterine or cervical infections in pregnant women, which may result in spontaneous abortion or stillbirth.
Inactivation Rate 99+%