Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Nov 17, 2017

News Scan for Nov 17, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Polio in Afghanistan
Tainted tiny turtles
Pandemic planning guide
US flu rises
Nov 14, 2017

News Scan for Nov 14, 2017

Real-time resistance tracker
Salmonella in calves
Drug-resistant malaria controversy
Hepatitis A in California
Nov 09, 2017
Drinking fountains

Legionella common in US outbreaks tied to drinking water, other sources

Legionella continues to be the most common cause of outbreaks linked to drinking water and also fuels many outbreaks linked to environmental water exposure.

Oct 23, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 23, 2017

Resistant Salmonella in pigs
Antimicrobial resistance research awards
Oct 20, 2017

News Scan for Oct 20, 2017

Marburg virus in Uganda
Polio in Afghanistan and Syria
Salmonella outbreak probe ends
Tdap coverage in pregnancy
Oct 16, 2017

News Scan for Oct 16, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
European avian flu threats
Hep A emergency in California
Sep 29, 2017
E coli on lettuce

Study finds MCR-1 is widespread in Chinese ecosystem

Transmission chain mapping points to prolonged colistin use in livestock and poultry.

Sep 28, 2017

News Scan for Sep 28, 2017

More H3N2v infections
3-strain Ebola vaccine
US food safety efforts
ID surveillance platform
Sep 19, 2017

News Scan for Sep 19, 2017

H7N9 vaccine development
Cyclospora cases rise
MERS vaccine trial
Zika transmission prediction
Nigerian cholera vaccination
Sep 15, 2017
Raw milk

CDC issues alert over raw milk and Brucella infection

Hundreds who may have drunk contaminated raw milk may be unaware of the risk.

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Asiimwe BB, Baldan R, Trovato A, et al. Prevalence and molecular characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin resistant strains, isolated from bulk can milk and raw milk products in pastoral communities of south-west Uganda. BMC Infect Dis 2017 Jun 13;17:422

Benedict KM, Reses H, Vigar M, et al. Surveillance for waterborne disease outbreaks associated with drinking water — United States, 2013-2014. MMWR 2017 Nov 10;66(44):1216-21

Chau ML, Chen SL, Yap M, et al. Group B Streptococcus infections caused by improper sourcing and handling of fish for raw consumption, Singapore, 2015-2016. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Nov 15)

Costard S, Espejo L, Groenendaal H, et al. Outbreak-related disease burden associated with consumption of unpasteurized cow's milk and cheese, United States, 2009-2014. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Apr 25)

FDA. Compliance with and recommendations for implementation of the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption for Sprout Operations: draft guidance for industry; availability. Fed Regist 2017 Jan 23

FDA. FY 2014–2016 microbiological sampling assignment summary report: sprouts. Aug 22, 2017

Food safety from farm to fork: interventions on farms and feedlots can improve U.S. meat and poultry safety. Jul 17, 2017

GAO. FDA's efforts to evaluate and respond to business concerns regarding the produce rule. GAO-17-98R. Nov 28, 2016

GAO. Food safety: a national strategy is needed to address fragmentation in federal oversight. GAO-17-74. Feb 13, 2017

Gould LH, Kline J, Monahan C, et al. Outbreaks of disease associated with food imported into the United States, 1996-2014. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Feb 15)

Hergens M, Ohd JN, Alm E, et al. Investigation of a food-borne outbreak of gastroenteritis in a school canteen revealed a variant of sapovirus genogroup V not detected by standard PCR, Sollentuna, Sweden, 2016. Euro Surveill 2017 Jun 1;22(22):pii=30543

Kilonzo-Nthenge A, Nahashon SN, Godwin S, et al. Prevalence and antimicrobial resistance of Enterobacteriaceae in shell eggs from small-scale poultry farms and farmers' markets. J Food Prot 2016 Dec;12:2031-7

Leung VH, Phan Q, Costa CE, et al. Clostridium perfringens outbreak at a catered lunch — Connecticut, September 2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2017 Sep 8;66(35):940-1

Levine K, Chaifetz A, Chapman B. Evaluating food safety risk messages in popular cookbooks. Br Food J 2017 Mar 20;119(5)

Maertens de Noordhout C, Devleesschauwer B, Haagsma JA, et al. Burden of salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis and listeriosis: a time series analysis, Belgium, 2012 to 2020. Euro Surveill 2017 Sep 21;22(38):pii=30615

Marder EP, Cieslak PR, Cronquist AB, et al. Incidence and trends of infections with pathogens transmitted commonly through food and the effect of increasing use of culture-independent diagnostic tests on surveillance — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. sites, 2013-2016. MMWR 2017 Apr 21;66(15):397-403

Mouchtouri VA, Verykouki E, Zamfir D, et al. Gastroenteritis outbreaks on cruise ships: contributing factors and thresholds for early outbreak detection. Euro Surveill 2017 Nov 9;22(45):pii=16-00576

Nadon C, Van Walle I, Gemer-Smidt P, et al. Pulsenet International: vision for the implementation of whole genome sequencing (WGS) for global food-borne disease surveillance. Euro Surveill 2017 Jun 8;22(23):pii=30544

Rinsky JL, Berl E, Greene V, et al. Clostridium perfringens gastroenteritis outbreak associated with a catered lunch — North Carolina, November 2015. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2016 Nov 25;65(46):1300-1

Schjorring S, Niskanen T, Torpdahl M, et al. Evaluation of molecular typing of foodborne pathogens in European reference laboratories from 2012 to 2013. Euro Surveill 2016 Dec 15;21(50):pii=30429

Self JL, Luna-Gierke RE, Fothergill A, et al. Outbreaks attributed to pork in the United States, 1998-2015. Epidemiol Infect 2017 (published online Sep 14)

Van Cauteren D, Le Strat Y, Sommen C, et al. Estimated annual numbers of foodborne pathogen-associated illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths, France, 2008-2013. Emerg Infect Dis 2017 (published online Jul 27)

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