Food Poisoning:  Introduction, Types, Signs and Symptoms, Common Pathogens, Laboratory Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention and Control, and Keynotes

Introduction Food poisoning, also known as foodborne illness, is a widespread and potentially serious public health concern that occurs when individuals consume contaminated or spoiled food. It is caused by the ingestion of harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, or their toxins, which can …

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Listeria monocytogenes: Introduction, Morphology, Pathogenicity, Lab Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention, and Keynotes

Listeria monocytogenes colony morphology on blood agar-Upper side

Introduction Listeria monocytogenes is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium that is widely distributed in nature and can cause a serious foodborne infection known as listeriosis. It is one of the few bacterial species capable of growing at refrigeration temperatures, making it a significant concern for food …

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