Listeria monocytogenes is still the point to be broken by the scientists. In 1967, scientists Gray and Killinger demonstrated, about the presence of Listeria monocytogenes and Listeriosis in humans and cattle. Listeria monocytogenes was first described by Murray et al., who named it Bacterium Monocytogenes because of a characteristic monocytosis found in infected laboratory rabbits and guinea pigs. In 1927, it was renamed Listerella hepatolytica by Pirie who gave its present name in 1940. The first confirmed isolations of the bacterium from infected individuals, following its initial description, were made in 1929 by Gill from sheep and by Nyfeldt from humans. Since then, sporadic cases of listeriosis, have been reported, often in workers in contact with diseased animals. The invasion of peripheral nerve cells and rapid entry into the brain is postulated as a unique characteristic of its virulence.
Part of the book: Listeria Monocytogenes