009 – Listeriosis

Course # DL-009 - Listeriosis

by James I. Mangels, MA, CLS, MT(ASCP) Consultant Microbiology Services Santa Rosa, CA

Approved for 3.0 CE
Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Introduction:

Listeriosis is an infection caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, an organism
that is widespread in the environment.

Objectives:

At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. outline the history of foodborne listeriosis
  2. discuss the incidence of foodborne listeriosis in the United States
  3. explain the pathogenic mechanisms of Listeria monocytogenes
  4. outline the clinical features of listeriosis
  5. describe how the laboratory identifies Listeria monocytogenes
  6. list various methods of preventing foodborne listeriosis

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