Foodborne Disease

Recent News

May 02, 2016
Meat at market

FDA report finds resistant Salmonella down in meat

Antibiotic-resistant strains reach a low point since testing began, but the agency notes some worrisome findings.

Apr 29, 2016

News Scan for Apr 29, 2016

Listeria in Dole facility
Flu retreat resumes
Wisconsin Elizabethkingia developments
Fecal transplant compatibility
Tdap vaccine effectiveness
Apr 27, 2016
Norovirus

Norovirus studies pinpoint global burden, build case for vaccine

The global economic burden of a disease that kills 200,000 annually is a staggering $60 billion a year.

Apr 22, 2016

News Scan for Apr 22, 2016

Pet-related MCR-1 spread
Salmonella outbreak over
US measles death
Plague in cats
Malaria and transfusions
Apr 14, 2016
bacteria culture

CDC: Testing changes may slow foodborne outbreak detection

To preserve cultures as a key disease detection tool, the CDC recommends that labs do them whenever the faster test suggests a bacterial infection.

Apr 05, 2016

News Scan for Apr 05, 2016

Yellow fever in Angola
Finalized food transport rule
Ebola persistence in semen
Saudi MERS case
More chikungunya
Apr 01, 2016

News Scan for Apr 01, 2016

Saudi MERS case
Campylobacter in raw milk
US drug-resistance effort
MCR-1 in Spain
Cold-attenuated polio vaccine
Mar 31, 2016

Foodborne Disease Scan for Mar 31, 2016

Salmonella in lab worker
Listeria from packaged salad
Mar 28, 2016

News Scan for Mar 28, 2016

Three Saudi MERS cases
2-state sproutbreak over
Endoscope contamination
Mar 24, 2016

News Scan for Mar 24, 2016

More nutrition powder Salmonella
Dengue burden in kids
H5N1 in Nigeria
HPV risk in mid-adult women

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

Belanger P, Tanguay F, Hamel M, et al. An overview of foodborne outbreaks in Canada reported through Outbreak Summaries: 2008-2014. CCDR 2015 Nov 5;41(11)

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

Dewey-Mattia D, Roberts V, Yoder J, et al. Foodborne and waterborne disease outbreaks United States, 1971-2012. MMWR 2015 Oct 23;62(54):86-9

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

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

Havelaar AH, Kirk MD, Torgerson PR, et al. World Health Organization global estimates and regional comparisons of the burden of foodborne disease in 2010. PLoS Med 2015 Dec 3;12(12):e1001923

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)

Huang JY, Henao OL, Griffin PM, et al. Infection 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 2012-2015. MMWR 2016 Apr 15;65(14):368-71

Kirk MD, Pires SM, Black RE, et al. World Health Organization estimates of the global and regional disease burden of 22 foodborne bacterial, protozoal, and viral diseases, 2010: a data synthesis. PLoS Med 2015 Dec 3;12(12):e1001921

Nichols GL, Freedman J, Pollock KG, et al. Cyclospora infection linked to travel to Mexico, June to September 2015. Euro Surveill 2015 Oct 29;20(43):pii=30048

Pires SM, Fischer-Walker CL, Lanata CF, et al. Aetiology-specific estimates of the global and regional incidence and morality of diarrhoeal diseases commonly transmitted through food. PLoS One 2015 Dec 3;10(12):e0142927

Scharff RL, Besser J, Sharp DJ, et al. An economic evaluation of PulseNet: a network for foodborne disease surveillance. Am J Prev Med 2016 (published online Mar 15)

Schmutz C, Mausezahl D, Jost M, et al. Inverse trends of Campylobacter and Salmonella in Swiss surveillance data, 1988-2013. Euro Surveill 2016 Feb 11;21(6):pii=30130

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

Torgerson PR, Devleesschauwer B, Praet N, et al. World Health Organization estimates for the global and regional disease burden of 11 foodborne parasitic diseases, 2010: a data synthesis. PLoS Med 2015 Dec 3;12(12):e1001920

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)

WHO. WHO estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases. Dec 3, 2015

Willis C, McLauchlin J, Amar C, et al. Assessment of the microbiological safety of precut fruit from retail and catering premises in the United Kingdom. J Food Prot 2016 Apr;79(4):598-604

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