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Objectives: The goal of this study was to determine whether calves persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) and inoculated with Escherichia coli O157 will shed the organism at a higher concentration and for a longer duration than calves not infected with BVDV. Materials: Nine...
Campylobacter is a leading cause of foodborne illness worldwide. In the United States, changes in the incidence of culture-confirmed Campylobacter infections have been monitored by the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) since 1996. In 2006, the incidence of culture-confirmed...
Tracking sources of contamination is an issue related to food safety. In a preliminary study conducted to evaluate the distribution of thermophilic Campylobacter in the environment surrounding dairy cattle and swine production, a number of Campylobacter lanienae were directly detected by PCR. The...
In late 2005, health officials in Clark County, Washington noted a higher than expected number of Escherichia coli cases among residents and sought to identify a possible common source for infection. In order to identify risk factors, health officials conducted a retrospective cohort study and an...