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2012 Supplement to Clinical Infectious Diseases

Graphic: Clincal Infectious Disease CoverMedia Advisory: New report provides a decade of analysis of various foodborne illnesses

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. 

Key points:

  • 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.

For more information, please view the FoodNet 2012 CID Supplement web page.

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Publications and Abstracts in 2013 That Used Data from FoodNet Surveillance

Publications

  • Buzby JC, Gould LH, Kendall ME, Jones TF, Robinson T, Blayney DP. Characteristics of consumers of unpasteurized milk in the United States. J Consum Aff. 2013 Jan; 47(1):153-66.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Incidence and trends of infection with pathogens transmitted commonly through food – Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 U.S. sites, 1996-2012. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 Apr; 62(15):283-7.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vital signs: Listeria illnesses, deaths, and outbreaks – United States, 2009-2011. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 Jun; 62(22):448-52.
  • Cheng LH, Crim SM, Cole CR, Shane AL, Henao OL, Mahon BE. Epidemiology of infant salmonellosis in the United States, 1996-2008: a Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network study. J Ped Infect Dis. 2013 Apr; 2(3):232-9.
  • Cole D, Griffin PM, Fullerton KE, Ayers T, Smith K, Ingram LA, et al. Attributing sporadic and outbreak-associated infections to sources: blending epidemiological data. Epidemiol Infect. 2013 Apr; 1-8. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Gould LH, Mody RK, Ong KL, Clogher P, Cronquist AB, Garman KN, et al. Increased recognition of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections in the United States during 2000-2010: epidemiologic features and comparison with E. coli O157 infections. Foodborne Pathog Dis. 2013 May; 10(5):453-60.
  • Gould LH, Rosenblum I, Nicholas D, Phan Q, Jones TF. Contributing factors in restaurant-associated foodborne disease outbreaks, FoodNet sites, 2006 and 2007. J Food Prot. 2013 Nov; 76(11):1824-8.
  • Marks HM, Tohamy SM, Tsui F. Modeling uncertainty of estimated illnesses attributed to non-O157:H7 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli and its impact on illness cost. J Food Prot. 2013 Jun; 76(6):945-52.
  • Saupe AA, Kaehler D, Cebelinski EA, Nefzger B, Hall AJ, Smith KE. Norovirus surveillance among callers to foodborne illness complaint hotline, Minnesota, USA, 2011-2013. Emerg Infect Dis. 2013 Aug; 19(8):1293-6.
  • Scallan E, Mahon BE, Hoekstra RM, Griffin PM. Estimates of illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths caused by major bacterial enteric pathogens in young children in the United States. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Mar; 32(3):217-21.
  • Zappe Pasturel B, Cruz-Cano R, Rosenberg Goldstein RE, Palmer A, Blythe D, Ryan P, et al. Impact of rurality, broiler operations, and community socioeconomic factors on the risk of campylobacteriosis in Maryland. Am J Public Health. 2013 Dec; 103(12):2267-75.

Conference Abstracts

  • Kallianpur AR, Bradford Y, Mody RK, Olson LM, Garman KN, Canter JA, et al. Polymorphisms in IL-1RN, GP1BA, TLR4, and B2M genes may confer susceptibility to hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) after Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection. In: Proceedings of IDWeek; 2013 Oct 2-6; San Francisco, CA. Abstract 1574.
  • Kendall M, Booth H, Rounds J, McGuire S, Dishman H, Vieira A. Exploring a spatio-temporal cluster analysis tool to detect foodborne illness clusters, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 2006-2010. In: Proceedings of the Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Meeting; 2013 Nov 18-21; San Antonio, TX. Abstract 26.
  • Laufer AS, Gu W, Crim S, Henao O, Vieira A, Cole D. Getting caught in the FoodNet: determining regional profiles of foodborne disease risk represented by a sentinel surveillance system. In: Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference; 2013 Apr 22-26; Atlanta, GA. Oral Presentation.
  • Mody RK, Kendall M, Dunn J, Smith K, Comstock N, Clogher P, et al. Antibiotic treatment of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 infections varies by age and may increase risk of hemolytic uremic syndrome. In: Proceedings of IDWeek; 2013 Oct 2-6; San Francisco, CA. Abstract 565.
  • Nguyen V, Kendall M, Mody RK. Early predictors of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) in patients with Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157 infection. In: Proceedings of ASN Kidney Week; 2013 Nov 5-10; Atlanta, GA. Abstract TH-PO012.
  • Patrick ME, Robinson T, Vaughn L, Hatch J, McGuire S, Razeq J, et al. Characteristics of patients from whom different Campylobacter species are isolated in the United States, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 2010-2012. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms; 2013 Sep 15-19; Scotland, UK. Abstract P198.
  • Tobin-D’Angelo M, Oosmanally N, Wilson S, Segler S, Poventud L, Anderson EJ. Shigella bacteremia in Georgia, 2002-2012. In: Proceedings of IDWeek; 2013 Oct 2-6; San Francisco, CA. Abstract 1291.

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FoodNet published abstracts and manuscripts, 1997-2012

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