Epidemiological studies on Listeriosis in sheep

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt

2 African Union/Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU/IBAR), Nairobi, Kenya

3 Animal Health Research Institute, Dokki, Giza, Egypt

4 Veterinary Teaching Hospital Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.


This study was carried out in El-Dakahilia governorate on six flocks at different areas 2448 sheep located with varied ages and with history of nervous manifestation. The Prevalence of nervous manifestations was 4.9% (105 /2448). The case fatality rate and mortality rate were 77.14 % and 3.3 % respectively. The percent of Listeria monocytogenes was 26.66% (8/30). Examination of CSF of diseased and control healthy sheep revealed significance elevation of total cell count, total protein and creatinine cytokinase of diseased than control sheep.


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