FoodNet Publications

Click on the year below to see publications and abstracts that used FoodNet surveillance data.

Publications
Conference Abstracts
  • Barrett K, Geissler A, Cronquist A. Changes in incidence of pediatric hemolytic uremic syndrome and associated Shiga toxin-producing coli infections, FoodNet, 2006–2014. In: Proceedings of IDWeek; 2017 Oct 4–8; San Diego, CA. Abstract.
  • Barrett K, Harrigan M, Wymore K, LaClair B, Olsen D, Nicholson C, Decuir M, Hatch J, Wilson E, McMillian M, McGuire S, Cahoon M, Geissler A. Rise in polymicrobial detections linked to use of culture independent diagnostic tests, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet)—2011–2016. In: Proceedings of the Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Meeting; 2017 Nov 6–9; Garden Grove, CA. Abstract.
  • Geissler A, Huang JY, Griffin PM. The changing landscape of diagnostic testing for bacterial enteric pathogens and its impact on the surveillance and epidemiology of these pathogens — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, USA, 2012–2015. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; 2017 Jun 4–8; Boise, ID. Abstract.
  • Hadler J, Clougher P, Libby T, Cronquist A, Wilson S, Boyle M, Saupe A, Nicholson C, McGuire S, Shiferaw B, Garman K, Hurd S, Huang J. The relationship between census tract poverty (CTP) and Shiga toxin-producing coli (STEC) risk, FoodNet, 2010–2014. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; 2017 Jun 4–8; Boise, ID. Oral Presentation.
  • Huang JY, Hoekstra M, Henao OL, Cole D, Scherzinger KJ, Oosmanally N, Shiferaw B, Mcguire S, Libby TE, McMillian M, Vieira AR. Evaluation of census tract-level risk factors on Campylobacter infection using geographically weighted regression and cluster analysis—FoodNet, 2010–2014. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; 2017 Jun 4–8; Boise, ID. Abstract.
  • Huang JY, Patrick ME, Medus C, Hurd S, McMillian M, Wymore K, Wilson K, Wilson E, LaClair B, Hatch J, Cahoon J, Nicholson C, McGuire S, Geissler A. Changing diagnostic practices for detection of enteric infections in clinical laboratories—FoodNet, 2012–2016. In: Proceedings of the Association of Public Health Laboratories Annual Conference; 2017 June 11–14; Providence, RI. Abstract.
  • Huang JY, Patrick ME, Medus C, Hurd S, McMillian M, Wymore K, Wilson E, LaClair B, Hatch J, Cahoon J, Nicholson C, McGuire S, Geissler A. Changing diagnostic practices for detection of enteric infections in clinical laboratories—FoodNet, 2012–2016. In: Proceedings of the Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; 2017 Jun 1–5; New Orleans, LA. Abstract.
  • Marder E, Geissler A. FoodNet data demonstrates usefulness of routine exposure data collection from Salmonella patients using two comparison groups. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; 2017 Jun 4–8; Boise, ID. Abstract.
  • Marder E, Geissler A. Identifying strategies to address the challenges of culture-independent diagnostic testing on enteric disease surveillance and investigation. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; 2017 Jun 4–8; Boise, ID. Roundtable.
  • Marder E, Sundararaman P, Burzlaff K, Cahoon J, Cieslak P, Cronquist A, Dunn J, Eikmeier D, Hurd S, Jones L, Lathrop S, Libby T, Geissler A. Are culture-independent diagnostic test changing outbreak detection? In: Proceedings of the Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Meeting; 2017 Nov 6–9; Garden Grove, CA.
  • Patrick M, Huang J, Marder E, Wymore K, Wilson E, LaClair B, Geissler A. Changing diagnostic testing practices and impact on incidence of Campylobacter infection—Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, USA, 2012–2016. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms; 2017 Sep 10–14; Nantes, France. Abstract.
  • Ray L, Barrett K, Wilson E, Wilson S, Cahoon J, Rounds J, Burzlaff K, Shiferaw B, Garman K, Griffin PM, Geissler A. Changing epidemiology of Yersinia infections—Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 2010–2016. In: Proceedings of the Integrated Foodborne Outbreak Response and Management (InFORM) Meeting; 2017 Nov 6–9; Garden Grove, CA.
Publications
Conference Abstracts
  • Batz M, Richardson L, Hoekstra M. P13_1: Down-weighting older outbreaks in estimates of foodborne illness source attribution. In: Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection; 2016 Jul 31–Aug 3; St. Louis MO. Abstract.
  • Batz M, Richardson L, Hoekstra M. P13_2: Differences in foodborne outbreak risks by preparation setting, 1998–2012. In: Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection; 2016 Jul 31–Aug 3; St. Louis MO. Oral Presentation.
  • Bazaco M, Richardson L, Hoekstra M. P16: Application of Bayesian methods in evaluating trends in foodborne disease outbreaks (1998–2014). In: Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection; 2016 Jul 31–Aug 3; St. Louis MO. Oral Presentation.
  • Brown AC, Burdette E, Reynolds J, Crim SM, Judd M, Sundararaman P, Adams JK, Scheel CM, Friedman CR. Human Salmonella serotype I 4,[5],12:i:- infections in the United States: an increase in incidence and emerging resistance. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium Salmonella and Salmonellosis (I3S); 2018 Jun 6–8; Saint Malo, France. Abstract.
  • Crim S, Henao OL. Changes in incidence of top Salmonella serotypes, FoodNet, 2004–2014. International Symposium Salmonella and Salmonellosis (I3S); 2018 Jun 6–8; Saint Malo, France. Abstract.
  • Francois Watkins L, Sundararaman P, Brown A, Geissler A, Judd M, Scheel C, Friedman C. Human infections with Salmonella enterica serotype infantis — United States, 1970–2014. International Symposium Salmonella and Salmonellosis (I3S); 2018 Jun 6–8; Saint Malo, France. Abstract.
  • Geissler A, Cronquist A, Wong K. Case definition update for Vibrio and Salmonella. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; Jun 19–23; Anchorage, AK. Oral Presentation.
  • Grass JE, Huang JY, McCullough AE, Bowen A. Quinolone-resistant Shigella infections associated with international travel, 10 United States Sites, 2004–2014. In: Proceedings of IDWeek; 2016 Oct 26–30; New Orleans, LA. Abstract.
  • Gu W, Marder E, Johnson S, Bruce B, Hoekstra RM. Comparison of grouped exposures for estimation of source attribution of Salmonella serotype Enteritidis illness, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network. In: Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection; 2016 Jul 31–Aug 3; St. Louis MO. Oral Presentation.
  • Hunter J, Huang J, Crim S, Henao OL, Francois-Watkins L, Gierke R. Epidemiology of Salmonella enterica serotype Javiana infections in the United States, 2004–2014. . In: Proceedings of the International Symposium Salmonella and Salmonellosis (I3S); 2018 Jun 6–8; Saint Malo, France. Oral Presentation.
  • Huang J, Iwamoto M, Henao OL, Patrick ME, FoodNet CIDT Working Group. Changing diagnostic practices for detection of Campylobacter, Salmonella, and Shigella infections in FoodNet. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; Jun 19–23; Anchorage, AK. Oral Presentation.
  • Marder E, Geissler A, Bustos F, Patrick M, Swanson K, Fullerton K, Bennett C, Bennett K, Mahon B. Increasing Campylobacter infections, outbreaks, and antimicrobial resistance in the United States, 2004–2012. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; Jun 19–23; Anchorage, AK. Oral Presentation.
  • Marder E, Geissler A. Utility of standardized exposure data collection for Salmonella and Campylobacter in identifying sources of infection. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; Jun 19–23; Anchorage, AK.
  • Marder E, Geissler A. Variation by rurality in exposures associated with Salmonella serotype Enteritidis infection. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; Jun 19–23; Anchorage, AK. Oral Presentation.
  • McCrickard L, Crim S, Bowen A. Disparities in severe shigellosis—Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 10 U.S. sites, 1996–2013. In: Proceedings of the 65th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference; 2016 May 2–5; Atlanta, GA. Oral Presentation.
  • Patrick M, Cronquist A, Huang J, Henao OL. Bacterial enteric disease surveillance in the era of culture-independent diagnostics. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; Jun 19–23; Anchorage, AK. Roundtable.
Publications
Conference Abstracts
  • Clogher P, Hadler J, Kline K, Hurd S. Demographic groups affected by increase in Campylobacteriosis, Connecticut 2005–2014. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases; 2015 Aug 24–26; Atlanta, GA. Abstract.
  • Crim S, Bazaco M, Dunn J, Oosmanally N, Henao OL. Changes in overall incidence of foodborne illness in the United States, by age group, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 1996–2013. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases; 2015 Aug 24–26; Atlanta, GA. Abstract.
  • Geissler A, Patrick ME, Bustos F, Swanson K, Fullerton K, Bennett C, Walsh K, Mahon B. Campylobacter infections, outbreaks, and antimicrobial resistance—United States 2004–2012. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms; 2015 Nov 1–5; Rotorua, New Zealand. Oral Presentation.
  • Hanna S, Ingram A, Dunn J. Antimicrobial resistant non-typhoidal Salmonella among human and retail food isolates, Tennessee, 2010–2013. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases; 2015 Aug 24–26; Atlanta, GA. Abstract.
  • Holzbauer S, Medus C, Lees C, Boxrud D, Cebelinski E, Zaki S, Smith K, Lynfield R, DeVries A. Medical examiner investigated norovirus deaths, Minnesota 2006–2014. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases; 2015 Aug 24–26; Atlanta, GA. Abstract.
  • Huang J, Hoekstra M, Henao OL, Cole D, Scherzinger K, Oosmanally N, Shiferaw B, McGuire S, Libby T, McMillian M, Vieira Evaluation of neighborhood-level risk factors on Campylobacter infection using geographically weighted regression—FoodNet. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases; 2015 Aug 24–26; Atlanta, GA. Abstract.
  • Iwamoto M, Gould H. Bacterial enteric disease surveillance in the era of culture-independent diagnostics. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; 2015 Jun 14–18; Boston, MA. Roundtable.
  • Iwamoto M, Huang JY, Medus C, Wymore K, Comstock N, Hurd S, Wilson S, Boyle M, Burzlaff K, Coatsworth A, Dunn JR, Henao OL, Griffin PM. Title: Changing epidemiology of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet), 2008–2014. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Shiga Toxin (Verocytotoxin) Producing Escherichia coli Infections (VTEC); 2015 Sep 13–16; Boston, MA. Oral Presentation.
  • Libby T, Wymore K, Gilliss D, Vugia D. Salmonella incidence and census tract poverty level, California FoodNet, 2008–2013. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases; 2015 Aug 24–26; Atlanta, GA. Abstract.
  • Marder E, Geissler A, Cahoon J, Clogher P, Dunn J, Oosmanally N, Wilson E, Wymore K, Allen L, Henao O. Routine collection of exposure data from sporadic salmonellosis cases—Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 2014. In: Proceedings of Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists; 2015 Jun 14–18; Boston, MA. Abstract.
  • Marder E, Geissler A, Henao OL. Variation by age group in exposures associated with Salmonella serotype enteritidis infection—Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, United States, 2014. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases; 2015 Aug 24–26; Atlanta, GA. Abstract.
  • Marder E, Geissler A, Mahon B, Henao O. Exposures associated with Campylobacter infection in young children—Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, United States, 2014–2015. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms; 2015 Nov 1–5; Rotorua, New Zealand. Oral Presentation.
  • Marder E, Iwamoto M, Boyle M, Karr J, Medus C, Nicholson C, Olsen D, Oosmanally N, Rosales M, Shiferaw B, Griffin P, Henao O. Risk factors for sporadic non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infection: preliminary findings from a case-control study, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, United States, 2012–2014. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Shiga Toxin (Verocytotoxin) Producing Escherichia coli Infections (VTEC); 2015 Sep 13–16; Boston, MA. Oral Presentation.
  • Nicholas D, Burzlaff K, Perez P, Gowie D, Ajileye K, Zansky S. Increase in vibriosis in New York State: how can we improve surveillance and outbreak identification? In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases; 2015 Aug 24–26; Atlanta, GA. Abstract.
  • Nicholson C, Hlavsa M, Huang J, Bancroft J, Olson D, Oosmanally N, White B, Lathrop S. Evaluation of cryptosporidiosis case status using a revised national case definition. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; 2015 Jun 14–18; Boston, MA. Abstract.
  • Oosmanally N, Segler S, Tobin-D’Angelo M. Comparative analysis of culture-confirmed and culture-independent tests for enteric infections in Georgia, 2011–2013. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases; 2015 Aug 24–26; Atlanta, GA. Abstract.
  • Patrick ME, Mahon B, Geissler A, Huang JY, Iwamoto M, Henao OL, State Partners. Campylobacter infections identified through culture-independent methods and their impact on the estimated incidence of Campylobacter infections – Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, USA, 2010–2014. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter, and Related Organisms; 2015 Nov 1–5; Rotorua, New Zealand. Oral Presentation.
  • Patrick ME, Robinson T, McGuire S, Palmer A, Nicholson C, Tobin D’Angelo M,  Hatch J, Hurd S, Hanna S, Wymore K,  Cronquist A, Geissler A, Henao O. Does the distribution of Campylobacter species in the United States differ by geographic region? In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases; 2015 Aug 24–26; Atlanta, GA. Abstract.
  • Pembleton E, Boothe E, Comstock N, Garman K, Hurd S, Rosales M, Rounds J, Tobin-D’Angelo M, Henao OL, Patrick ME. Are all pediatric HUS cases the same? A comparison of cases in patients less than 5 years and 5–18 years old, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 1997–2013. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases; 2015 Aug 24–26; Atlanta, GA. Abstract.
  • Strockbine N, Iwamoto M, Marder EP, Burzlaff K, Tobin-D’Angelo M, Dunn J, Lathrop S, Medus C, Olson DY, Shiferaw B, Wymore K, Stripling D, Martin H, Henao O, Mody R, Gierke RE, Griffin PM. Characterization of non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli from sporadic infections: preliminary findings from an ongoing study, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, United States, 2012–2014. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Shiga Toxin (Verocytotoxin) Producing Escherichia coli Infections (VTEC); 2015 Sep 13–16; Boston, MA. Abstract.
  • Vieira A, Marder EP, Cole D, Henao O. Title: From surveillance to intervention: innovative approaches to use surveillance data to inform foodborne disease prevention strategies. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; 2015 Jun 14–18; Boston, MA. Roundtable.

 

Publications
Abstracts
  • Huang JY, Patrick ME, Henao OL, Hurd S, Libby TE, Shiferaw B, et al. Neighborhood-level risk factors and Campylobacter in FoodNet, 2010. In: Proceedings of 2014 International Symposium on Minority Health and Health Disparities; 2014 Dec 1–3; National Harbor, MD. Abstract.
  • Geissler A, De Maria A, Bradley K. Campylobacter position statement. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; 2014 Jun 23–26; Nashville, TN. Abstract.
  • Libby T. Census tract-level poverty, international travel, and the incidence of Salmonella infections – California FoodNet, 2008-2013. In: Proceedings of the West Coast Epidemiologists’ Meeting; 2014 Oct 2–3; Portland, OR. Abstract.
  • Libby T, Bobba N, Peralta V, Kimura A, Ehlers S, Aragón T. Using register receipts in a restaurant-associated Escherichia coli O157 outbreak investigation, San Francisco County, California, August 2013. In: Proceedings of the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Annual Conference; 2014 Jun 22–26; Nashville, TN. Oral Presentation.
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.
Spotlight on FoodNet
Graphic: Clincal Infectious Disease Cover

The 2012 Clinical Infectious Diseases supplement, A Foundation for Food Safety in the United StatesExternal, contains a variety of articles that highlight important topics in food safety using data collected through FoodNet.

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.