viernes, 24 de julio de 2015

Suggested Food Safety Publications for Summer Reading

CDC and Food Safety

Suggestions for Summer Reading

Looking for something to add to your summer reading list? Check out these four recent publications from CDC’s food safety scientists.
2013 multistate outbreaks of Cyclospora cayetanensis infections associated with fresh produce: focus on the Texas investigations.
  • The 2013 multistate outbreaks contributed to the largest annual number of reported U.S. cases of cyclosporiasis since 1997. In this paper, the authors focus on investigations in Texas. Read more.
Turkey flocks
Identification and characterization of multidrug-resistant Salmonellaenterica serotype Albert isolates in the United States.
  • Turkeys are a likely source of the multidrug-resistant Salmonellaenterica serotype Albert. Circulation of resistance plasmids, as opposed to the expansion of a single resistant strain, is playing a role. More work is needed to understand why these resistance plasmids spread and how they contribute to human disease. Read more.
Book cover for PFGE Methods and Protocols
Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology) 2015 Edition
  • This book guides readers through standardized PFGE methods and protocols that promote collaboration between laboratories for disease monitoring and control. Read more.
Cheese blocks
Multistate outbreak of listeriosis caused by imported cheese and evidence of cross-contamination of other cheeses, USA, 2012.
  • In 2012, an outbreak of Listeria infections linked with contaminated cheese sickened 22 people, causing four deaths and a fetal loss.Careful epidemiological and laboratory investigation identified imported ricotta salata as the sources of contamination for at least six patients and cross-contamination of other cheeses that sickened additional patients. Read more.
Tap water

Quick Links

As a bonus, here are three links to publications on waterborne diseases to add to your summer reading list:

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