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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: João André Alves Silva, M.D. [2] Yazan Daaboul, M.D. Serge Korjian M.D.

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Listeria monocytogenes (formerly Bacterium monocytogenes) was first isolated in 1926 by Everitt Murray. The organism was renamed Listeria monocytogenes in 1940 in honor of Joseph Lister. Initially described as a bacteria of laboratory animals, the first human cases were described in 1929 by Nyfeldt in Denmark.

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References

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  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Mandell, Gerald L. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. USA: Wiley Medical. p. 1178. ISBN 0-471-87643-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gray ML, Killinger AH (1966). "Listeria monocytogenes and listeric infections". Bacteriol Rev. 30 (2): 309–82. PMC 440999. PMID 4956900.
  5. "Obituary Notice. E. G. D. Murray, 1890-1964". Journal of General Microbiology. 46 (1): 1–21. 1967. doi:10.1099/00221287-46-1-1. ISSN 0022-1287.

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