Success Stories

PulseNet USA

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PulseNet key to solving 2010 E. coli outbreak linked to lettuce.external icon
PulseNet was critical at every stage of an E. coli outbreak investigation in MI, OH and NY linked to lettuce
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PulseNet helps Washington public health solve largest Salmonella outbreak in recent history.external icon
Collaboration between Washington public health and PulseNet was key to recalling 523,000 pounds of pork products
Ohio PulseNet story about ecoli in hamburgers
With PulseNet, handful of E. coli cases reveal multistate outbreak, prompt huge recallexternal icon
Read how Ohio and Michigan used PulseNet to discover a restaurant outbreak that led to a recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef.
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How did PulseNet, PetNET, and Michigan microbiologists link a Salmonella outbreak to an unlikely source?external icon
Microbiologists in Michigan discovered that the PFGE pattern from contaminated dog food matched PFGE patterns from human illnesses in the US and Canada.
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Stopping Listeria required an arsenal of tools and an army of expertsexternal icon
Learn how Maryland and Virginia prompted a soft cheese recall by detecting Listeria through PFGE and WGS methods.
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Utah raw milk outbreak was difficult – but not impossible – to stopexternal icon
Utah Department of Health (UDOH) used PFGE to find strain of Campylobacter in infected raw milk.
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Virginia: PFGE and whole genome sequencing show Salmonella outbreak who’s bossexternal icon
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) information used in Virginia to strengthen correlation between Salmonella Enteritidis isolates and support epidemiologists’ investigation.