Foodborne Disease

Recent News

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.

Sep 15, 2017
Papaya and lime

CDC: 14 new Salmonella cases tied to papayas

The case total now stands at 235, with 78 hospitalizations and 2 deaths in 26 states.

Sep 14, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 14, 2017

Antibiotic use and VRE infections
European AMR initiative
Antibiotic-resistant brucellosis
Sep 11, 2017

News Scan for Sep 11, 2017

Campylobacter and puppies
Salmonella in papayas
Saudi MERS case
H5N6 reassortants
Sep 01, 2017
Chicken barn

Study finds high levels of multidrug-resistant bacteria on Indian poultry farms

Litter (bird feces) used as fertilizer may play a key role.

Sep 01, 2017
Sliced papaya

Feds link 2 more Salmonella outbreaks to imported papayas

Increased testing has turned up 2 smaller outbreaks connected to 2 additional growers in Mexico.

Aug 22, 2017

News Scan for Aug 22, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Candida auris uptick
Tainted sprouts
Aug 21, 2017

News Scan for Aug 21, 2017

Backyard poultry and Salmonella
New polio cases
Cholera in Yemen rebel areas
Aug 18, 2017

News Scan for Aug 18, 2017

MERS in Saudi Arabia
Zika birth defects
More Salmonella cases
Avian flu outbreaks

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

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)

Dewey-Mattia D, Roberts VA, Vieira A, et al. Foodborne (1973-2013) and waterborne (1971-2013) disease outbreaks United States. MMWR 2016 Oct 14;63(55):79-83

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the Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption for Sprout Operations: draft guidance for industry; availability.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

Garnett ES, Gretsch SR, Null C, et al. Consumer response to gastrointestinal illness perceived to originate from food service facilities. J Food Prot 2016 Oct;79(10):1717-24

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)

Harvey RR, Zakhour CM, Gould LH. Foodborne disease outbreaks associated with organic foods in the United States. J Food Prot 2016 Nov;11:1953-8

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

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

Small CL, Xing L, McPhee JB, et al. Acute infectious gastroenteritis potentiates a Crohn’s disease pathobiont to fuel ongoing inflammation in the post-infectious period. PLoS Pathog 2016 Oct 6;12(10):e1005907

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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