Bacterial Toxins and Foodborne Diseases

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020) | Viewed by 234

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
ANSES, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, Maisons-Alfort Cedex, France
Interests: Foodborne Diseases, Staphylococcus Aureus

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bacterial toxin food poisoning outbreaks are one of the most common foodborne diseases worldwide. Two types of syndromes can be observed. In the first one, the outbreaks result from the ingestion of preformed toxins in food (emetic strains of Bacillus cereus sensu lato, coagulase-positive staphylococci, and Clostridium botulinum) whereas in the second, the ingestion of an enterotoxigenic bacteria leads to toxin production in the host (diarrheal strains of Bacillus cereus sensu lato and Clostridium perfringens). As symptoms are generally not sufficient to assign the causal agent, characterization of bacteria and toxins is challenging and remains critical to explain food poisoning events.

This Special Issue “Bacterial Toxins and Foodborne Diseases” will focus on the toolbox used to properly characterize outbreaks. Authors are invited to propose their characterization scheme based on classical or molecular microbiology, immunological, as well as mass spectrometry-based methods.

Dr. Jacques-Antoine Hennekinne
Guest Editor

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  • food poisoning outbreak
  • Bacillus cereus sensu lato
  • coagulase-positive staphylococci
  • Clostridium spp.
  • characterization scheme

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