2012 Supplement to Clinical Infectious Diseases
FoodNet tracks important foodborne illnesses and generates information that provides a foundation for food safety policy and prevention efforts. The 2012 Clinical Infectious Diseases FoodNet supplement, A Foundation for Food Safety in the United States, contains a variety of articles that provide new information on current issues. Together, they highlight FoodNet’s central role in US surveillance and investigation of foodborne disease. Regulators and other public health officials, consumer advocates, industry, and others need information on trends, high-risk populations, and the foods that cause illness so that interventions can be targeted most efficiently and effectively. The articles in this supplement are provided by FoodNet as part of its efforts to disseminate the results of its surveillance and analytic work.
- The overall frequency of illnesses caused by the six most common foodborne diseases (Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157, Yersinia, and Vibrio) was 23% lower in 2010 than in 1996-1998. However, a comparison of 2006-2008 to 2010 indicates that progress has slowed recently.
- Salmonella Enteritidis infections are a growing problem in the United States; chicken and eggs are likely major sources.
- Fourteen percent of the illnesses caused by the seven most common foodborne diseases are attributable to contact with animals.
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- Mody R, Crim S, Wymore K, Clogher P, Palmer A, Dunn J, Huang J, Henao O, Griffin PM. Adverse Impact of Changing Clinical Diagnostics on Tracking Progress in Reducing Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) Infections—FoodNet, 2008-2010. IDSA, 2011. Poster.
- Nicholson CS, Onischuk L, Pascale L, Lathrop SL. Impact of non-culture based testing methods on Campylobacter surveillance in New Mexico. [Abstract]. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 2011.
- Swanson K, Patrick ME, Gould LH, Walsh K, Fullerton K. Epidemiology of Campylobacterspp. infections in the United States, 1998-2009. CHRO, 2011. Poster.
- Abrams JY, Maddox RA, Harvey AR, Schonberger LB, Belay ED. Travel history, hunting, and venison consumption related to prion disease exposure, 2006-2007 FoodNet Population Survey. J Am Diet Assoc. 2011 Jun; 111(6):858-63.
- Barton Behravesh C, Jones TF, Vugia DJ, Long C, Marcus R, Smith K, Thomas S, Zansky S, Fullerton KE, Henao OL, Scallan E; FoodNet Working Group. Deaths associated with bacterial pathogens transmitted commonly through food: foodborne diseases active surveillance network (FoodNet), 1996-2005. J Infect Dis. 2011 Jul 15; 204(2):263-7.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vital signs: incidence and trends of infection with pathogens transmitted commonly through food--foodborne diseases active surveillance network, 10 U.S. sites, 1996-2010. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Jun 10; 60(22):749-55.
- Gould LH, Jordan JG, Dunn J, Apostol M, Griffin PM; Emerging Infections Program FoodNet Working Group. Post diarrheal hemolytic uremic syndrome in persons aged 65 and older in FoodNet sites, 2000-2006. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Feb; 59(2):366-8.
- Guo C, Hoekstra RM, Schroeder CM, Pires SM, Ong KL, Hartnett E, Naugle A, Harman J, Bennett P, Cieslak P, Scallan E, Rose B, Holt KG, Kissler B, Mbandi E, Roodsari R, Angulo FJ, Cole D. Application of Bayesian techniques to model the burden of human salmonellosis attributable to U.S. food commodities at the point of processing: adaptation of a Danish model. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2011Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print]
- Hall R, Jones J, Herwaldt B. Surveillance for laboratory-confirmed sporadic cases of Cyclosporiasis – United States, 1997-2008. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2011 Apr 8;60(SS02):1-11.
- Hoefer D, Hurd S, Medus C, Cronquist A, Hanna S, Hatch J, Hayes T, Larson K, Nicholson C, Wymore K, Tobin-D'Angelo M, Strockbine N, Snippes P, Atkinson R, Griffin PM, Gould LH, For The Emerging Infections Program FoodNet Working Group. Laboratory practices for the identification of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in the United States, FoodNet Sites, 2007. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2011 Apr;8(4):555-60. Epub 2010 Dec 27.
- Johnson LR, Gould LH, Dunn JR, Berkelman R, Mahon BE; FoodNet Travel Working Group. Salmonella infections associated with international travel: a Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) study. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2011 Sep; 8(9):1031-7. Epub 2011 May 12.
- Nelson J, Griffin PM, Jones TF, Smith KE, Scallan E. Antimicrobial and antimotility agent use in persons with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157 Infection in FoodNet Sites. Clin Infect Dis. 2011 May;52(9):1130-2.
- Scallan E, Griffin PM, Angulo FJ, Tauxe RV, Hoekstra RM. Foodborne illness acquired in the United States--unspecified agents. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Jan;17(1):16-22.
- Scallan E, Hoekstra RM, Angulo FJ, Tauxe RV, Widdowson MA, Roy SL, Jones JL, Griffin PM. Foodborne illness acquired in the United States--major pathogens. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Jan;17(1):7-15.