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The Contagion® Food-borne Infection / Food Safety specialty page provides food-borne Infection / food Safety-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Activist-driven Legislation and New Technology Have Improved US Food Safety
US food-safety legislation has toughened up as both regional and national centers strive to provide the public with safe food through the use of food-related disease surveillance programs and new technologies.
The Changing Landscape of Tracking Infectious Diseases
Experts in clinical diagnostics and tracking food-borne outbreaks discuss using culture-independent diagnostic tests (CIDTs) as well as how the use of CIDTs is currently working in Colorado.
Hepatitis A Reported in Michigan Whole Foods Employee
An employee in the prepared foods section of a Whole Foods Market in Detroit, Michigan, has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.
Commensal Organisms Can Protect Against Pathogenic Bacteria
Recent studies have shown how a commensal intestinal bacterium produces an enzyme that can help protect against pathogenic bacteria.
Less Than 10% of Bovine <i>E. coli</i> Strains Affect Human Health
Researchers have predicted that less than 10% of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 strains are likely to have the potential to cause human disease.
Hepatitis A Case Confirmed in Bakery Employee in Washington
A case of hepatitis A in a bakery employee at a Shop ‘N Kart located in Washington state has been confirmed by the Lewis County Public Health & Social Services Department.
The Cholera Epidemic in Haiti Continues
For the last six years Haiti has been fighting a severe cholera epidemic and it is unlikely that the fight will end soon.
US Hospitals Show No Reduction of Antibiotic Use in New 7-Year Study
As individual nations attempt to make meaningful progress on stemming antibiotic use, a troubling new study shows that hospitals in the United States have continued to dispense antibiotics at a steady rate in recent years.
The new test can differentiate between Lyme disease and 7 other tick-borne diseases.