Foodborne Disease

Recent News

Jul 13, 2018
McDonald's salad

Cyclospora outbreaks grow in Midwest, Texas

More cases have been reported in 2 outbreaks, one linked to Del Monte veggie trays and the other to McDonald's salads.

Jul 13, 2018

Food Safety Scan for Jul 13, 2018

More Honey Smacks Salmonella
Food safety funds for states
Jul 11, 2018

News Scan for Jul 11, 2018

Zika respiratory nerve palsy in babies
GBS following Campylobacter infection
CWD adaptation to humans
Jul 06, 2018

News Scan for Jul 06, 2018

Polio in Afghanistan, Somalia
Pregnancy and flu
CDC reports more Cyclospora illnesses
Frozen veggie Listeria outbreak in Europe
Jul 03, 2018

News Scan for Jul 03, 2018

More Rift Valley fever cases in Kenya
Texas probes 56 Cyclospora cases
FDA warns of lingering kratom health threats
Jun 29, 2018

News Scan for Jun 29, 2018

Polio in the DRC and Somalia
Cyclospora outbreak total grows
Biodefense roadmap
Avian flu in Ghana and Denmark
Jun 29, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 29, 2018

FDA guidance for reporting animal antimicrobial sales
VIM-CRE in Indiana hospitals
Resistant bugs in meat
UTI prophylactic antibiotics and resistance
Jun 28, 2018
Child splashing in lake

CDC profiles outbreaks linked to untreated recreational water

Lessons learned from 140 outbreaks involving nearly 5,000 people and steps to minimize the risk of getting sick from swimming.

Jun 28, 2018

News Scan for Jun 28, 2018

DRC Ebola contacts complete monitoring
Water source in romaine E coli outbreak
Proposed public health corps cuts
Universal flu vaccine initiative
Jun 22, 2018

News Scan for Jun 22, 2018

61 Ebola cases
Polio in Papua NG, DRC
Consolidating US food safety
Cyclospora sickens more
Avian flu in 3 nations
California skeeters and Zika

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)

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

FDA. FY 2014–2016 microbiological sampling assignment summary report: sprouts. Aug 22, 2017

Food safety from farm to fork: interventions on farms and feedlots can improve U.S. meat and poultry safety. Jul 17, 2017

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)

Leung VH, Phan Q, Costa CE, et al. Clostridium perfringens outbreak at a catered lunch — Connecticut, September 2016. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2017 Sep 8;66(35):940-1

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

Maertens de Noordhout C, Devleesschauwer B, Haagsma JA, et al. Burden of salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis and listeriosis: a time series analysis, Belgium, 2012 to 2020. Euro Surveill 2017 Sep 21;22(38):pii=30615

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)

Riviere M, Baroux N, Bousquet V, et al. Secular trends in incidence of acute gastroenteritis in general practice, France, 1991 to 2015. Euro Surveill 2017 Dec 14;22(50):pii=17-00121

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