Monthly Archives: August 2016

Salmonella digests the host sugar coating during infection

Submitted by Narine Arabyan Salmonella enterica spp. enterica sv Typhimurium is one of the most important foodborne pathogens causing gastroenteritis in humans1. WHO (2005) with USDA and CDC estimated that Salmonella infections account for 1.4 -1.6 million cases per year of foodborne illnesses in USA and approach 1.5 billion cases worldwide2. Salmonella infections result in […]

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Zika Virus continued…

Contributed by Alli Weis The Olympics are upon us in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and with the merriment and competition comes serious warnings of the Zika Virus. Zika is transmitted by the mosquito in endemic areas and; additionally, has recently been shown to be a sexually transmitted disease. Brazil is a hotspot for viral transmission, […]

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Recent Recalls and Breakouts Related to Listeria monocytogenes

Contributed by Carol Huang On July 29, 2016, SM Fish Corp. of Far Rockaway, NY, is voluntarily recalling OSSIE’S brand ready-to-eat Herring Salads for its potential of contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria was found in multiple locations throughout the facility by the FDA sampling and inspectional findings. Fish Corp. has ceased production and distribution of […]

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