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Animal research, Health

04 - 02 - 2016

Listeriosis: new hypervirulent strains

Listeriosis is a serious infection caused by foodborne bacteria called Listeria monocytogenes. Today, most researchers use “reference” bacterial strains. However, recent work on rodents advocates the use of hypervirulent strains, more representative of human infections, to improve the relevance of laboratory studies.