Sunday 7 May 2017

CDC Report on Incidence in Pathogens Transmitted Through Food for 2016

The CDC report describes surveillance data for 2016 nine pathogens (CampylobacterCryptosporidiumCyclosporaListeriaSalmonella, STEC, ShigellaVibrio, and Yersinia. The data of 2016 is compared with the data from 2013-2015. FoodNet identified 24,029 infections, 5,512 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths caused by these pathogens. The data include both incidents confirmed by culturing the organisms and culture-independent diagnostic tests (CIDTs). The change from culture methodology to CIDT creates new problem comparing data from this year to previous years … Read More

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle

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