Foodborne Disease

Recent News

May 22, 2020

News Scan for May 22, 2020

C diff in COVID-19 patients
Pharmacist review for Staph bacteremia
Romaine E coli and cattle proximity
Polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan
May 20, 2020

News Scan for May 20, 2020

Poultry-related Salmonella outbreak
Avian flu in Iraq, Taiwan
Apr 30, 2020

News Scan for Apr 30, 2020

COVID-19 treatment guidance
Foodborne illness in the US
Malaria drugs in pregnant women
Apr 24, 2020

News Scan for Apr 24, 2020

Norovirus on cruise ships
Polio in 4 countries
Apr 23, 2020

News Scan for Apr 23, 2020

E coli sproutbreak probe ends
Ebola case connections
Concern over immunizations
WHO malaria warning
Combo treatment for anthrax
Apr 16, 2020

News Scan for Apr 16, 2020

Zika awareness during pregnancy
Brucella tied to raw milk
Apr 15, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 15, 2020

Candida auris in Chicago
MDR Salmonella linked to travel, food
Mar 11, 2020

News Scan for Mar 11, 2020

Deadly Listeria outbreak
More Saudi MERS cases
Beta-lactam allergy intervention
Vaccine exemptions in Texas
Mar 04, 2020
Chickens near a feeder

EU notes rising resistance in common foodborne pathogens

"Finding carbapenem resistance in foodborne bacteria in the EU is a concern."

Feb 27, 2020

News Scan for Feb 27, 2020

MERS case in Saudi Arabia
E coli sproutbreak
Ebola vaccine for US health workers
Flu vaccine for kids with asthma

Resources & Literature

Recent Literature

Adams N, Byrne L, Edge J, et al. Gastrointestinal infections caused by consumption of raw drinking milk in England & Wales, 1992-2017. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Sep 27)

Bhattacharya A, Shantikumar S, Beaufoy D, et al. Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens food poisoning linked to leeks in cheese sauce: an unusual source. Epidemiol Infect 2020 (published online Feb 27)

Burke RM, Mattison C, Pindyck T, et al. The burden of norovirus in the United States, as estimated based on administrative data: updates for medically attended illness and mortality, 2001-2015. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Apr 14)

CDC. Surveillance for foodborne disease outbreaks United States, 2017: annual report. Oct 4, 2019

Chai SJ, Gu W, O'Connor KA, et al. Incubation periods of enteric illnesses in foodborne outbreaks, United States, 1998-2013. Epidemiol Infect 2019 (published online Oct 7)

Eskin S for Pew Charitable Trusts. A guide for conducting a food safety root cause analysis: approaches for investigating contamination incidents and preventing recurrence. Pew 2020 Mar 24

Evans EW, Redmond EC. Domestic kitchen microbiological contamination and self-reported food hygiene practices of older adult consumers. J Food Prot 2019 Aug;82(8):1326-35

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Climate change: unpacking the burden of food safety. Food safety and quality series No. 8. Rome, Italy: FAO, 2020 Apr 4

Food Standards Agency. The burden of foodborne disease in the UK 2018. Food Stand Agency 2020 Mar 12

Fouillet A, Fournet N, Forgeot C, et al. Large concomitant oubreaks of acute gastroenteritis emergency visits in adults and food-borne events suspected to be linked to raw shellfish, France, December 2019 to January 2020. Euro Surveill 2020 Feb 20;25(7):pii=2000060

Grout A, Speakman EM. In-flight transmission of foodborne disease: how can airlines improve? (Commentary) Travel Med Infect Dis 2020 (published online Jan 21)


Gruber JF, Newman A, Egan C, et al. Brucella abortus RB51 infections associated with consumption of raw mild from Pennsylvania—2017 and 2018. MMWR (Notes from the Field) 2020 Apr 17;69(15)482-3

Gruber JF, Newman A, Egan C, et al. Brucella abortus RB51 infections associated with consumption of raw milk from Pennsylvania—2017 and 2018. MMWR 2020 Apr 17;69(15):482-3

Hall NB, Chancey RJ, Keaton AA, et al. Cyclosporiasis epidemiologically linked to consumption of green onions: Houston metropolitan area, August 2017. J Food Prot 2020 Feb;83(2):326-30

Henke KA, Alter T, Doherr MG, et al. Comparison of consumer knowledge about Campylobacter, Salmonella and Toxoplasma and their transmissibility via meat: results of a consumer study in Germany. BMC Public Health 2020 Mar 16;20(336)

Herod A, Goodridge L, Rohde J. Recalls of foods due to microbial contamination classified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, 2000 to 2017. J Food Prot 2019 Nov;82(11):1901-8

Houpt ER, Ferdous T, Ara R, et al. Clinical outcomes of drug-resistant shigellosis treated with azithromycin in Bangladesh. Clin Infect Dis 2020 (published online Apr 2)

Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC). Foodborne illness source attribution estimates for 2017 for Salmonella Escherichia coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter using multi-year outbreak surveillance data, United States. HHS, CDC, FDA, USDA-FSIS. September 2019

Jervis RH, Booth H, Cronquist AB, et al. Moving away from population-based case-control studies during outbreak investigations. J Food Prot 2019 Aug;82(8)

Kadohira M, Phiri BJ, Hill G, et al. Game meat consumption and foodborne illness in Japan: a web-based questionnaire survey. J Food Prot 2019 Jul);82(7):1224-32

Katani R, Schilling MA, Lyimo B, et al. Microbial diversity in bushmeat samples recovered from the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania. Sci Rep 2019 Dec 2;9(25)

Klumb CA, Scheftel JM, Smith KE. Animal agriculture exposures among Minnesota residents with zoonotic enteric infections, 2012-2016. Epidemiol Infect 2020 (published online Mar 16)

Langsrud S, Sorheim O, Skuland SE, et al. Cooking chicken at home: common or recommended approaches to judge doneness may not assure sufficient inactivation of pathogens. PLoS One 2020 (published online Apr 29)

Li M, Yan S, Yang D, et al. YouTube as a source of information on food poisoning. BMC Public Health 2019 Jul 16;19:952

Liu D, Fiel RH, Cheng LS, et al. First reported case of Shewanelle haliotis in the Region of the Americas  — New York, December 2018. (Notes from the field) MMWR 2019 Dec 20;68(50):1168-9

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