Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Jul 23, 2014

Officials investigate 125 Cyclospora cases in 13 states

Past Cyclospora outbreaks involved imported produce, but so far no common source has been found.

Jul 22, 2014

News Scan for Jul 22, 2014

Trader Joe's E coli outbreak recap
Polio cases in Somalia
Jul 22, 2014

Texas officials probe spike in Cyclospora cases

Texas health officials have received 61 illness reports over the past month and are looking for a common source.

Jul 18, 2014

News Scan for Jul 18, 2014

ECDC questions gain-of-function work
AIDS researchers' deaths
More chia salmonellosis
Polio in Equatorial Guinea
Jul 16, 2014

News Scan for Jul 16, 2014

Smallpox breach follow-up
US shingles cases rising
Rule on ground beef
Experts address chikungunya
Jul 07, 2014

News Scan for Jul 07, 2014

Foster Farms chicken recall
Polio vaccine travel guidance
Jul 02, 2014

Resistant foodborne bacteria: good news, bad news in 2012

Multidrug-resistant Salmonella has decreased and resistance to two important classes of antibiotics remains low, but resistance to the bacterium that causes typhoid fever is worrisome.

Jul 02, 2014

News Scan for Jul 02, 2014

More imported US chikungunya
Deer density and Lyme disease
Campylobacter in chickens
Drug-resistant malaria in Laos
Dengue in Malaysia
Jul 01, 2014

News Scan for Jul 01, 2014

Childhood-vaccine safety
Rules for drug compounders
Two more MERS cases
Foodborne parasites
ACA and public health
Jun 30, 2014

News Scan for Jun 30, 2014

MERS case-control study
Sprout-linked E coli
Declining cholera in Haiti

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

AAP. Consumption of raw or unpasteurized milk and milk products by pregnant women and children. Pediatrics 2013 (published online Dec 16)

Bhattacharya SK, Sur D, Ali M, et al. 5 year efficacy of bivalent killed whole-cell oral cholera vaccine in Kolkata, India: a cluster-randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2013 (published online Oct 18)

Bogard AK, Fuller CC, Radke V, et al. Ground beef handling and cooking practices in restaurants in eight states. J Food Prot 2013 Dec;76(12):2132-40

Brown LG, Khargonekar S, Bushnell L, et al. Frequency of inadequate chicken cross-contamination prevention and cooking practices in restaurants. J Food Prot 2013 Dec;76(12):2141-5

Carpenter RL, Green AL, Norton DM, et al. Food worker experiences with and beliefs about working while ill. J Food Prot 2013 Jan 2013;12(9):2146-54

CDC. Outbreaks of cyclosporiasis—United States, June-August 2013. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2013 Nov 1;62(43):862

CDC. Notes from the field: use of electronic messaging and the news media to increase case finding during a Cyclospora outbreak—Iowa, July 2013. MMWR 2013 Aug 2;62(30):613-4

CDC. Surveillance for waterborne disease outbreaks associated with drinking water and other nonrecreational water—United States, 2009-2010. MMWR 2013 Sep 6;62(35):714-20

CDC. Using online reviews by restaurant patrons to identify unreported cases of foodborne illness — New York City, 2012-2013. MMWR 2014 May 23;63(20):441-5

Coleman E, Delea K, Everstine K, et al. Handling practices of fresh leafy greens in restaurants: receiving and training. J Food Prot 2013 Dec;76(12):2126-31

Crim SM, Iwamoto M, Huang JY, et al. Incidence and trends of infection with pathogens transmitted commonly through food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. sites, 2006-2013. MMWR 2014 Apr 18;63(15):328-32

ECDC. Antimicrobial resistance remains commonly detected in bacteria in humans, animals and food: EFSA-ECDC report. Mar 25, 2014

EFSA, ECDC. The European Union summary report on trends and sources of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food-borne outbreaks in 2012. EFSA J;12(2):3547

Food Standards Agency (UK). Extension to the IID2 study: identifying the proportion of foodborne disease in the UK and attributing foodborne disease by food commodity. FSA 2014 Jun 26, 2014

GAO (US Government Accountability Office). Food safety: More disclosure and data needed to clarify impact of changes to poultry and hog inspections. GAO-13-775. Released Sep 5, 2013 (but dated Aug 22)

Gould HL, Rosenblum I, Nicholas D, et al. Contributing factors in restaurant-associated foodborne disease outbreaks, FoodNet sites, 2006 and 2007. J Food Prot 2013 Nov 1;11:1824-8

Griese SE, Fleischauer AT, MacFarquhar JK, et al. Gastroenteritis outbreak associated with unpasteurized tempeh, North Carolina, USA. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 Sep;19(9):1514-7

Harrison JA, Gaskin JW, Harrison MA, et al. Survey of food safety practices on small to medium-sized farms and in farmers markets. J Food Prot 2013 Nov 1;11:1889-93

Lee SC, Billmyre RB, Li A, et al. Analysis of a food-borne fungal pathogen outbreak: virulence and genome of a Mucor circinelloides isolate from yogurt. MBio 2014 Jul 8;5(4):e01390-14

Maunula L, Kaupke A, Vasickova P, et al. Tracing enteric viruses in the European berry fruit supply chain. Int J Food Microbiol 2013 (published online Sep 12)

Newton AE, Garrett N, Stroika SG, et al. Increase in Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections associated with consumption of Atlantic Coast shellfish — 2013. MMWR 2014 Apr 18;63(15):335-6

Robinson TJ, Scheftel JM, Smith KE. Raw milk consumption among patients with non-outbreak-related enteric infections, Minnesota, USA, 2001-2010. Emerg Infect Dis 2013 (published online Dec 17)

Snyder HL, Niebuhr SE, Dickson JS. Transfer of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from retail pork products onto food contact surfaces and the potential for consumer exposure. J Food Prot Jan 2013;12(6):2087-92

Van Doren JM, Neil KP, Parish M, et al.  Foodborne illness outbreaks from microbial contaminants in spices, 1973–2010. Food Micro Volume 36, Issue 2, December 2013, pages 456-64

Veldman K, Kant A, Dierkx C, et al. Enterobacteriaceae resistant to third-generation cephalosporins and quinolones in fresh culinary herbs imported from Southeast Asia. Int J Food Microbiol 2014 (published online Feb 24)

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