Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Sep 19, 2018
Cilantro and basil

US officials probe Cyclospora spike, tainted US produce

Some illnesses reflect restaurant clusters linked to contaminated basil, cilantro.

Sep 18, 2018

News Scan for Sep 18, 2018

Low MMR uptake in UK
E coli preventive approved
Sep 14, 2018

News Scan for Sep 14, 2018

More DRC Ebola cases
Polio cases in 4 nations
Low-path H7N3 on California farm
Salmonella and breaded chicken
Sep 13, 2018

News Scan for Sep 13, 2018

Korea MERS exposure clues
Saudi MERS cases
Cyclospora final update
Salmonella from backyard birds
Eye exams after Zika
Cholera spread in Zimbabwe capital
Sep 11, 2018

News Scan for Sep 11, 2018

Second UK monkeypox case
Egg-linked Salmonella outbreak
Fungal disease costs
Cholera vaccine in Haiti
Sep 06, 2018

News Scan for Sep 06, 2018

More Ebola in DRC
Salmonella pasta salad outbreak
Drug resistance and death certificates
Sep 05, 2018

News Scan for Sep 05, 2018

Mystery illnesses on NYC flight
Salmonella from cereal
Preventive antibiotics for COPD
Lassa fever antiviral trial
Sep 04, 2018

News Scan for Sep 04, 2018

Saudi MERS cases
Cyclospora in domestic cilantro
Avian flu in Asia, Europe
Aug 31, 2018
Burgers on grill

E coli cases prompt ground chuck recall from Publix stores

Of 18 cases, 15 are in Florida; the meat producer has not been named.

Aug 29, 2018

News Scan for Aug 29, 2018

BSE in Florida cow
Salmonella in kosher chicken
Congo yellow fever threat
Zika and congenital delays

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Bartsch SM, Asti L, Nyathi S, et al. Estimated cost to a restaurant of a foodborne illness outbreak. Public Health Rep 2018 (published online Apr 15)

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

Bennett SD, Sodha SV, Ayers TL, et al. Produce-associated foodborne disease outbreaks, USA, 1998-2013. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Jun 20)

Bouwknegt M, Devleesschauwer B, Graham H, et al. Prioritisation of food-borne parasites in Europe, 2016. Euro Surveill 2018 May 1;23(9):pii=17-00161

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)

Chen FC, Godwin S, Green A, et al. Prevalence of Salmonella, Campylobacter, and Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli on the surfaces of raw poultry packages. J Food Protect 2018 Oct;81(10):1707-12

Cossaboom CM, Kharod GA, Salzer JS, et al. Brucella abortus vaccine strain RB51 infection and exposures associated with raw milk consumption — Wise County, Texas, 2017. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2018 Mar 9;67(9):286

DeFlorio-Barker S, Wing C, Jones RM, et al. Estimate of incidence and cost of recreational waterborne illness on United States surface waters. Environ Health 2018 Jan 9;17:3

Dewey-Mattia D, Manikonda K, Hall AJ, et al. Surveillance for foodborne disease outbreaks — United States, 2009-2015. MMWR 2018 67(10):1-11

ECDC. Shiga-toxin/verocytotoxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC/VTEC) infection — Annual Epidemiological Report for 2016. Aug 6, 2018

GAO. Food Safety: FDA continues to evaluate and respond to business concerns about the Produce Rule. GAO-18-85. Nov 27, 2017

GAO. Food Safety: USDA should take further action to reduce pathogens in meat and poultry products. GAO-18-272. Apr 18, 2018

Henao-Martinez AF, Olague N, Franco-Paredes C. Spontaneous Mycobacterium bolletti skin abscesses — an underrecognized zoonosis from raw bovine milk. Travel Med Infect Dis 2018 (published online Feb 1)

Highmore CJ, Warner JC, Rothwell SD, et al. Viable-but-nonculturable Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella enterica serovar Thompson induced by chlorine stress remain infectious. mBio 2018 Apr 17;9(2):e00540-18

Jones TF, Yackley J. Foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States: a historical overview. Foodborne Pathog Dis 2018 (published online Jan 1)

Kambhampati AK, Marsh ZA, Hlavsa MC, et al. Prevention and control of youth camp-associated acute gastroenteritis outbreaks. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2018 (published online Aug 2)

Li N, Wang Y, You C, et al. Variation in raw milk microbiota throughout 12 months and the impact of weather conditions. Sci Rep 2018 (published online Feb 5)

Li Y , Huang Y, Yang J, et al. Bacteria and poisonous plants were the primary causative hazards of foodborne disease outbreak: a seven-year survey from Guangxi, South China. BMC Public Health 2018 Apr 18;18:519

Marder EP, Griffin PM, Cieslak PR, et al. Preliminary incidence and trends of infections with pathogens transmitted commonly through food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. sites, 2006-2017. MMWR 2018 Mar 23;67(11):324-8

McCrickard LS, Crim SM, Kim S, et al. Disparities in severe shigellosis among adults — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 2002-2014. BMC Public Health 2018 Feb 7;18:221

Moller FT, Molbak K, Ethelberg S. Analysis of consumer food purchase data used for outbreak investigations, a review. Euro Surveill 2018 Jun 14;23(24):pii=1700503

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

Page ET. Trends in food recalls: 2004-13. EIB-191, USDA Economic Research Service, Apr 16, 2018

Pletz MW, Wollny A, Dobermann UH, et al. A nosocomial foodborne outbreak of a VIM carbapenemase-expressing Citrobacter freundii. Clin Infect Dis 2018 (published online Jan 15)

Pogreba-Brown K, O'Connor P, Matthews J, et al. Case-case analysis of Campylobacter and Salmonella—using surveillance data for outbreak investigations and monitoring routine risk factors. Epidemiol Infect 2018 (published online Aug 10)

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