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Epidemiology, Detection, and Control of Foodborne Microbial Pathogens


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1University of León, León, Spain

2University of Western Brittany, Brest, France

3University of Cartagena, Murcia, Spain

4Teagasc Food Research Centre, Cork, Ireland


Epidemiology, Detection, and Control of Foodborne Microbial Pathogens

Description

Foodborne diseases are a significant public health threat. They occur both in developed and developing countries with different characteristic epidemiological patterns and economic burden. Most foodborne diseases are sporadic and often not reported, but sometimes foodborne outbreaks may affect a large number of individuals and compromise economic sectors and sanitary resources. Contamination of foods can occur at any point along the food chain, while pathogenic microorganisms enter the body through the ingestion of contaminated food. There are a number of recent advances in Food microbiology including the development of novel methodologies and tools for detection of pathogens, the growing availability of genome sequences which provide unlimited information on bacterial physiology and give clues for the control of pathogenic microorganisms, the expanding knowledge on the epidemiology of emerging pathogens, and the extensive application of molecular genomics and postgenomics tools for deciphering the behavior of foodborne pathogens in food-related environments.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the epidemiology and behaviour of foodborne pathogenic microorganisms, improve their detection in foods, and design effective control strategies using a farm-to-fork perspective.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Epidemiological studies including source attribution, disease prevalence, and incidence
  • Risk assessment and management including control strategies along the food chain
  • Mathematical modelling of microbial growth and inactivation in foods
  • Molecular typing and detection techniques aimed at foodborne pathogens
  • Elucidation of stress responses and their impact for food safety
  • Novel strategies for the control of foodborne pathogens

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 617417
  • - Editorial

Epidemiology, Detection, and Control of Foodborne Microbial Pathogens

Miguel Prieto | Pierre Colin | ... | Avelino Alvarez-Ordóñez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 760494
  • - Research Article

Comparative Genomic Hybridization Analysis of Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Identifies Genetic Traits to Elucidate Their Different Ecologies

Kaisa Jaakkola | Panu Somervuo | Hannu Korkeala
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 618752
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Antibiotic Resistance and Virulence Factors among Escherichia coli Isolated from Conventional and Free-Range Poultry

Vanessa L. Koga | Sara Scandorieiro | ... | Renata K. T. Kobayashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 356401
  • - Research Article

Efficient and Specific Detection of Salmonella in Food Samples Using a stn-Based Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Method

Mevaree Srisawat | Watanalai Panbangred
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 859845
  • - Research Article

Population Diversity of Campylobacter jejuni in Poultry and Its Dynamic of Contamination in Chicken Meat

Francesca Marotta | Giuliano Garofolo | ... | Elisabetta Di Giannatale
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 352029
  • - Research Article

Contribution of Avian Salmonella enterica Isolates to Human Salmonellosis Cases in Constantine (Algeria)

Rachid Elgroud | Sophie A. Granier | ... | Yves Millemann
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 350526
  • - Research Article

Occurrence, Persistence, and Virulence Potential of Listeria ivanovii in Foods and Food Processing Environments in the Republic of Ireland

Avelino Alvarez-Ordóñez | Dara Leong | ... | Kieran Jordan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 145437
  • - Research Article

Sampling and Homogenization Strategies Significantly Influence the Detection of Foodborne Pathogens in Meat

Alexander Rohde | Jens Andre Hammerl | ... | Sascha Al Dahouk
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 931542
  • - Research Article

Bayesian Estimation of the True Prevalence and of the Diagnostic Test Sensitivity and Specificity of Enteropathogenic Yersinia in Finnish Pig Serum Samples

M. J. Vilar | J. Ranta | ... | H. Korkeala
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 246264
  • - Review Article

The Use of Plant Antimicrobial Compounds for Food Preservation

Tana Hintz | Karl K. Matthews | Rong Di
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