Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Aug 28, 2015

News Scan for Aug 28, 2015

Salmonella pork outbreak
Poliovirus shedding
Variant H1N1 flu
Mumps on campuses
Aug 27, 2015

News Scan for Aug 27, 2015

India tetanus elimination
Global water sanitation
Food pathogen network
Pneumococcal vaccine protection
Aug 26, 2015

News Scan for Aug 26, 2015

Poultry farm biosecurity
Cyclosporiasis update
Single-dose cholera vaccine
Duodenoscope outbreak
Aug 24, 2015

News Scan for Aug 24, 2015

More chikungunya cases
Tuna salmonellosis outbreak over
Ebola IHR review
Aug 19, 2015

News Scan for Aug 19, 2015

More Cyclospora cases
Plague in California
Ricin vaccine funding
Aug 17, 2015

News Scan for Aug 17, 2015

Sierra Leone Ebola status
Salmonella in Washington state
Aug 13, 2015
Supermarket meat counter

Report on drug-resistant foodborne bacteria reveals encouraging trends, a few red flags

NARMS study finds that overall, drugs used for two most common foodborne bacteria are holding the line against resistance.

Aug 13, 2015
Water fountain

Tainted drinking water plays important role in waterborne disease

Legionella found to claim prime spot in more than half of outbreaks related to water.

Aug 12, 2015

News Scan for Aug 12, 2015

Polio milestone in Africa
More Cyclospora cases
More global AI outbreaks
Cleaning healthcare surfaces
Aug 10, 2015

News Scan for Aug 10, 2015

Cyclospora in Canada
Global flu update
Flu vaccine and race

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)

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

Collier MG, Khudyakov YE, Selvage D, et al. Outbreak of hepatitis A in the USA associated with frozen pomegranate arils imported from Turkey: an epidemiological case study. Lancet Infect Dis 2014 (published online Sep 4)

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

EFSA. Tracing of food items in connection to the multinational hepatitis A virus outbreak in Europe. EFSA J 2014 Sep 8;12(9):3821-4007

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

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)

Montano-Remacha C, Ricotta L, Alfonsi V, et al. Hepatitis A outbreak in Italy, 2013: a matched case-control study. Euro Surveill 2014 Sep 18;19(37):pii=20906

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

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