Seroprevalence of Listeria monocytogenes infection in cattle in Van, Turkey

Tutuncu M., Solmaz H., Akkan H., Karaca M., Agaoglu Z.

INDIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL, vol.82, no.9, pp.926-928, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.926-928
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No


Listeria monocytogenes, the most common pathogenic species of the genus Listeria, causes listeriosis in both people and animals manifested by encephalitis, abortion and septicaemia. The main route of transmission of L. monocytogenes is by ingestion of contaminated food and the disease is particularly common in ruminants fed on silage (Unnerstad et al, 2000; Low and Donachie, 1997). The aim of this study was to determine seroprevelance of L. monocytogenes infection in cattle of the region Van, Turkey using LLO as antigen.