Recent News

Feb 19, 2014

News Scan for Feb 19, 2014

H5N1 case in Cambodia
Vaccinating without a cold chain
Zoonotic, foodborne agents in Europe
More polio funding
Dec 19, 2013

Consumer Reports finds bacteria common on chicken breasts

Most US samples had bacterial contamination, and a good many had pathogenic varieties.

Dec 18, 2013

Study: Raw milk outbreaks only tip of iceberg

Non-outbreak raw-milk cases may outnumber outbreak cases 25 to 1—and knowing the farmer might not help.

Nov 07, 2013

News Scan for Nov 07, 2013

Campylobacter in chicken livers
Call for rabies elimination
H1N1 spread on airplanes
MRSA on buses
Sep 05, 2013

Food Outbreak Scan for Sep 05, 2013

Cantaloupe Listeria findings
Waterborne disease outbreaks
Apr 18, 2013

CDC cites increases in Campylobacter, Vibrio infections

(CIDRAP News) – The overall US incidence of major foodborne diseases was about the same in 2012 as it was about 5 years earlier, but Campylobacter infections were significantly more common, for unclear reasons, federal officials announced today.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Abid M, Wimalarathna H, Mills J, et al. Duck liver–associated outbreak of campylobacteriosis among humans, United Kingdom, 2011. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Aug;19(8):1310-3

Boysen L, Rosenquist H, Larsson JT, et al. Source attribution of human campylobacteriosis in Denmark. Epidemiol Infect 2013 (published online Oct 30) 

CDC. Multistate outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni infections associated with undercooked chicken livers—Northeastern United States, 2012. MMWR 2013 Nov 8;62(44):874-6

Ge B, LaFon PC, Carter PJ, et al. Retrospective analysis of Salmonella, Campylobacter, Escherichia coli, and Enterococcus in animal feed ingredients. Foodborne Pathog Dis 2013 Jul 24;10(8):684-91

Guevremont E, Lamoureux L, Loubier CB, et al. Detection and characterization of campylobacter spp. from 40 dairy cattle herds in Quebec, Canada. Foodborne Pathog Dis 2014 (published online Mar 11)

Horn BJ, Lake RJ. Incubation period for campylobacteriosis and its importance in the estimation of incidence related to travel. Euro Surveill 2013 Oct 3;18(40):pii=20602

Lazou T, Houf K, Soultos N, et al. Campylobacter in small ruminants at slaughter: prevalence pulsotypes and antibiotic resistance. Int J Food Microbiol 2014 Mar 3;173:54-61

Mukherjee P, Ramamurthy T, Bhattacharya MK, et al. Campylobacter jejuni in hospitalized patients with diarrhea, Kolkata, India. (Letter) Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Jul;19(7):1155-6

Pasturel BZ, Cruz-Cano R, Goldstein RER, et al. Impact of rurality, broiler operations, and community socioeconomic factors on the risk of campylobacteriosis in Maryland. Am J Public Health 2013 Dec;103(12)

Schielke A, Bettina RM, Stark K. Epidemiology of campylobacteriosis in Germany—insights from 10 years of surveillance. BMC Infect Dis 2014 Jan 15;14(30)

Wagenaar JA, French NP, Havelaar AH. Preventing Campylobacter at the source–why is it so difficult? Clin Infect Dis 2013 (published online Sep 6)

Wagenaar JA, van Bergen MAP, Blaser MJ, et al. Campylobacter fetus infections in humans: exposure and disease. Clin Infect Dis 2014 (published online Feb 18)

Weinberger M, Lerner L, Valinsky L, et al. Increased incidence of Campylobacter spp. infection and high rates among children, Israel. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 (published online Sep 6)

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