There is no doubt anymore about the world-wide dissemination of listeriosis among diverse animal species, about its occurrence in man and thus about its significance as zoonosis. In respect to natural infections, listeriosis has been observed in rodents such as the rabbit, mouse, guinea pig, rat, in nearly all domestic animals like the sheep, goat, cattle, swine, horse, chicken, canary, dog, also in the fox, mink, mountain-cock, etc. The clinical and pathologic-anatomical findings have been considered next to the bacteriologic and serologic ones in all publications, making them more or less known, and for this reason the report attempts to stress the characteristic, the common and also the divergent in the various animal species.
Trans. of Zentralblatt fuer Veterinaermedizen (West Germany) suppl 1 p49-56 1958. Presented at Listeriosis, a symposium, Giessen, 27-28 Jun 1957. Discourse n5.