Journal of Pathogens

Yersiniosis and Food Safety


Publishing date
01 Oct 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Apr 2011

1Center for Advanced Research in Sciences, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh

2FSIT-ERRC-ARS-USDA, Wyndmoor, PA 19038, USA

3Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Hakodate, Japan

4Central Tuber Crops Research Institute (Regional Centre),Bhubaneswar 751 019, India

5Chef de l'équipe suretédes aliments/food safety, Cirad, Breton, 34398 Montpellier cedex 5, France


Yersiniosis and Food Safety

Description

Yersinia enterocolitica, a small rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium, is often isolated from clinical specimens such as wounds, feces, sputum, and mesenteric lymph nodes. The genus Yersinia belongs to the Enterobacteriaceae family and is composed of 12 species, three of which are pathogenic for humans: Y. enterocolitica, Y. pseudotuberculosis, and Y. pestis. Y. enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis are widespread among various animal species and in the environment. They are transmitted to humans by the oral route and cause intestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, and fever. These species are found all over the world, with a higher incidence in temperate and cold countries. Yersiniosis does not occur frequently. It is rare unless a breakdown occurs in food processing techniques. They are most often responsible for sporadic cases in US and EU. CDC estimates that about 17,000 cases occur annually in the USA. Yersiniosis is a far more common disease in Northern Europe, Scandinavia, and Japan. The infective dose is unknown and illness onset is usually between 24 and 48 hours after ingestion, which (with food or drink as vehicle) is the usual route of infection.

We are interested in articles that explore Yersinia species. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Behavior in foods, incidence, persistence, survival, or growth in soil, water, surface in direct or indirect contact with foods
  • Outbreaks and surveillance, Zoonosis
  • Virulence and pathogenesis, Molecular insights in pathogenesis
  • Detection/identification, Immunochemical, chemical, molecular, and microbiological methods to study Yersinia in foods
  • Mechanisms to grow in foods at low temperatures, and so forth
  • Yersinia and public health

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 605037
  • - Editorial

Yersiniosis and Food Safety

Latiful Bari | Dike O. Ukuku | ... | Didier Montet
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 725373
  • - Research Article

Averting Behavior Framework for Perceived Risk of Yersinia enterocolitica Infections

Sonia N. Aziz | Khwaja M. S. Aziz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 693769
  • - Research Article

A Novel msDNA (Multicopy Single-Stranded DNA) Strain Present in Yersinia frederiksenii ATCC 33641 Contig01029 Enteropathogenic Bacteria with the Genomic Analysis of It's Retron

Rasel Das | Tadashi Shimamoto | Md. Arifuzzaman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 310135
  • - Review Article

Recent Advances in Molecular Technologies and Their Application in Pathogen Detection in Foods with Particular Reference to Yersinia

Jin Gui | Isha R. Patel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 420732
  • - Review Article

Behavior of Yersinia enterocolitica in Foods

Md. Latiful Bari | M. Anwar Hossain | ... | Dike Ukuku
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 239391
  • - Review Article

Yersinia enterocolitica: Epidemiological Studies and Outbreaks

Atiqur Rahman | Tania S. Bonny | ... | Chiraporn Ananchaipattana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 735308
  • - Review Article

Yersinia enterocolitica and Yersinia pseudotuberculosis Detection in Foods

H. Fukushima | S. Shimizu | Y. Inatsu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 727313
  • - Review Article

Virulence Plasmid (pYV)-Associated Expression of Phenotypic Virulent Determinants in Pathogenic Yersinia Species: A Convenient Method for Monitoring the Presence of pYV under Culture Conditions and Its Application for Isolation/Detection of Yersinia pestis in Food

Saumya Bhaduri | James L. Smith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 182051
  • - Review Article

Pathogenesis of Y. enterocolitica and Y. pseudotuberculosis in Human Yersiniosis

Cristi L. Galindo | Jason A. Rosenzweig | ... | Ashok K. Chopra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 429069
  • - Review Article

Yersinia enterocolitica: Mode of Transmission, Molecular Insights of Virulence, and Pathogenesis of Infection

Yeasmin Sabina | Atiqur Rahman | ... | Didier Montet
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