Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Sep 30, 2015

News Scan for Sep 30, 2015

More cucumber Salmonella
Details on recent MERS cases
H5N1 in Nigeria
RSV vaccine funds
Sep 22, 2015

News Scan for Sep 22, 2015

140 more cucumber Salmonella cases
Salmonella prison terms
Personal 'microbial cloud'
Sep 18, 2015
Feta cheese

Listeria tied to soft cheese sickens 24, kills 1

The outbreak has hospitalized 21 people and led to a recall of soft cheeses from a California dairy.

Sep 17, 2015

News Scan for Sep 17, 2015

Global malaria progress
Heartland virus in wildlife
More Cyclospora cases
Antibiotic development partnership
Sep 16, 2015

News Scan for Sep 16, 2015

Two new Saudi MERS cases
More cuke-linked Salmonella
Persistence of anthrax spores
Sep 15, 2015

News Scan for Sep 15, 2015

New FDA head nominated
Plague case in Michigan
Ebola vaccine funding
Nursing home antibiotic use
Sep 10, 2015

News Scan for Sep 10, 2015

Food safety rules finalized
More DoD lab pathogens cited
Immune systems and pneumonia
Sep 09, 2015

News Scan for Sep 09, 2015

More cucumber Salmonella cases
Cost analysis of high-dose flu vaccine
Flu activity Down Under
Sep 08, 2015

News Scan for Sep 08, 2015

Cucumber-linked Salmonella
Source of pertussis
New chikungunya cases
Plague in Madagascar
Aug 28, 2015

News Scan for Aug 28, 2015

Salmonella pork outbreak
Poliovirus shedding
Variant H1N1 flu
Mumps on campuses

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Adhikari A, Syamaladevi RM, Killinger K, et al. Ultraviolet-C light inactivation of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes on organic fruit surfaces. Intern J Food Microb 2015 (published online Jun 24)

Bahk GJ, Kim YS, Park MS. Use of Internet search queries to enhance surveillance of foodborne illness. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 (published online Sep 30)

Beer KD, Gargano JW, Roberts VA, et al. Outbreaks associated with environmental and undetermined water exposures — United States, 2011-2012. MMWR 2015;64:849-51

Beer KD, Gargano JW, Roberts VA, et al. Surveillance for waterborne disease outbreaks associated with drinking water — United States, 2011–2012. MMWR 2015;64:842-48

Crim SM, Griffin PM, TauxeR, et al. Preliminary incidence and trends of infection with pathogens transmitted commonly through food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. sites, 2006-2014. MMWR 2015 May 15;64(18);495-9

ECDC. Annual epidemiological report 2014  food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses. ECDC Nov 20, 2014

Erickson MC, Liao J, Cannon JL, et al. Role of brushes and peelers in removal of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Salmonella from produce in domestic kitchens. J Food Prot 2015 Sep;78(9):1624-31

Ford L, Kirk M, Glass K, et al. Sequelae of foodborne illness caused by 5 pathogens, Australia, circa 2010. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Oct 15)

GAO. USDA needs to strengthen its approach to protecting human health from pathogens in poultry products. GAO 2014 (published online Oct 20)

Gossner CM, de Jong B, Hoebe C, et al. Event-based surveillance of food- and waterborne diseases in Europe: 'urgent inquiries' (outbreak alerts) during 2008 to 2013. Euro Surveill 2015 Jun 25:20(25):pii=21166

Grace D. Food safety in low and middle income countries. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2015 Aug 27;12(9):10490-507

Hadjirin N, Lay E, Paterson G, et al. Detection of livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus CC398 in retail pork, United Kingdom, February 2015. Euro Surveill 2015 Jun 18;20(24):pii=21156

Henao OL, Jones TF, Vugia DJ, et al. Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network—2 decades of achievements, 1996–2015. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 Sep;21(9)

Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC). Foodborne illness source attribution estimates for Salmonella, Escherichia coli O157 (E. coli O157), Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), and Campylobacter using outbreak surveillance data. Feb 24, 2015

Iwamoto M, Huang JY, Cronquist AB, et al. Bacterial enteric infections detected by culture-independent diagnostic tests — FoodNet, United States, 2012-2014. MMWR 2015 Mar 13;64(9):252-7

Kim YS, Park KH, Chun HS, et al. Correlations between climatic conditions and foodborne disease. Food Res Int 2015 Feb;68:24-30

Kirk M, Ford L, Glass K, et al. Foodborne illness, Australia, circa 2000 and circa 2010. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Oct 15)

Mungai EA, Behravesh CB, Gould LH. Increased outbreaks associated with nonpasteurized milk, United States, 2007-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Dec 10)

Newman KL, Leon JS, Rebolledo PA, et al. The impact of socioeconomic status on foodborne illness in high-income countries: a systematic review. Epidemiol Infect 2015 (published online Jan 20)

Pew Charitable Trusts/CSPI. Meat and poultry inspection 2.0: how the United States can learn from the practices and innovations in other countries. Oct 20, 2014

Rosenthal M, Pedersen R, Leibsle S, et al. Cryptosporidiosis associated with consumption of unpasteurized goat milk — Idaho, 2014. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2015 Feb 27;64(7):194-5

Sane J, MacDonald E, Vold L, et al. Multistate foodborne hepatitis A outbreak among European tourists returning from Egypt — need for reinforced vaccination recommendations, November 2012 to April 2013. Euro Surveill 2015 Jan 29;20(4):pii=21018

Severi E, Verhoef L, Thornton L, et al. Large and prolonged food-borne multistate Hepatitis A outbreak in Europe associated with consumption of frozen berries, 2013 to 2014. Euro Surveill 2015 Jul 23;20(29):pii=21192

Tavoschi L, Severi E, Niskanen T, et al. Food-borne diseases associated with frozen berries consumption: a historical perspective, European Union, 1983 to 2013. Euro Surveill 2015 Jul 23;20(29):pii=21193

Whitney BM, Mainero C, Humes E, et al. Socioeconomic status and foodborne pathogens in Connecticut, USA, 2000-2011. Emerg Infect Dis 2015 (published online Jul 10)

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