Special Issue "Foodborne Pathogen Distribution, Ecology, Inactivation and Methods of Differentiation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: foodborne pathogens in livestock and poultry; antibody; food safety; feed safety
Interests: Antimicrobial resistance; Virulence; Foodborne pathogens
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Interests: pre-harvest food safety; characterize the effects of natural toxins and enteropathogens on food-producing animals; develop intervention strategies to mitigate the impact of these agents upon the food chain
Foodborne pathogens are a major cause of diarrheal disease throughout the world. In the United States alone, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has estimated that foodborne pathogens cause 48 million people to get sick and 3000 to die from foodborne illnesses each year. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that worldwide 600 million foodborne illnesses occur each year, and the most frequent cause of foodborne illness is the diarrheal disease agents resulting in 230,000 deaths per year. Also, 40% of the foodborne illnesses were observed among children under 5 years old. Therefore, further progress in understanding these bacteria is required to help combat the foodborne diarrheal disease problem.
This Special Issue will publish work in distribution, ecology, inactivation and methods development for differentiation of foodborne pathogens. Special emphasis will be placed on studies of food animal derived foodborne pathogens such as Campylobacter, Escherichia coli O157:H7, non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli, Salmonella and Staphylococcus aureus. Researchers conducting original laboratory studies as well as critical review papers are cordially invited to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue of Microorganisms.
Dr. Ross C. Beier
Dr. Steven L. Foley
Dr. Roger B. Harvey
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Microorganisms is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- foodborne pathogen
- Escherichia coli O157:H7
- non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli
- Salmonella and Staphylococcus aureus
- food safety
- feed safety