Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Dec 17, 2014

News Scan for Dec 17, 2014

More Salmonella from sprouts
Plasma pathogen removal
Avian flu in Washington
H5N1 death in Egypt
Saudi MERS cases
Dec 15, 2014

News Scan for Dec 15, 2014

Chikungunya cases top 1 million
Food safety funding
Dec 10, 2014

News Scan for Dec 10, 2014

Outbreaks from raw milk up
Malaria mortality sinking
9-strain HPV vaccine
Neonate Legionnaires' death
Dec 05, 2014

News Scan for Dec 05, 2014

New Saudi MERS case
More Salmonella from sprouts
Listeria outbreak in cheese over
Nov 26, 2014

News Scan for Nov 26, 2014

New Saudi MERS case, deaths
More sprout Salmonella cases
H5 avian flu in India, Germany
4 Pakistani polio workers killed
Nov 24, 2014

News Scan for Nov 24, 2014

MERS strikes 2 more
More chikungunya cases
Flu-infection study
Multistate Salmonella sproutbreak
Nov 21, 2014

News Scan for Nov 21, 2014

Plague in Madagascar
New EV-D68 cases, paralysis cases
International food safety rankings
Nov 19, 2014

News Scan for Nov 19, 2014

More Saudi MERS deaths
Meningococcal B vaccine available
Non-O157 E coli testing
Global sanitation challenges
Nov 17, 2014

News Scan for Nov 17, 2014

Global polio developments
Celery-linked E coli outbreak
Nov 10, 2014

News Scan for Nov 10, 2014

Spike in chikungunya cases
Listeriosis from mung sprouts
New Saudi MERS case
C diff underdiagnosis

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

CDC. Health department use of social media to identify foodborne illness — Chicago, Illinois, 2013-2014. MMWR 2014 Aug 15;63(32):681-5

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

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

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

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

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

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)

Imanishi M, Manikonda K, Murthy BP, et al. Factors contributing to decline in foodborne disease outbreak reports, United States. Emerg Infect Dis 2014 (published online Aug 4)

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

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

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)

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

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

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)

Zeng W, Vorst K, Wyatt B, et al. Growth of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes in packaged fresh-cut romaine mix at fluctuating temperatures during commercial transport, retail storage, and display. J Food Prot 2014 Feb 1;2(10):197-206

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