Pouya Zabihian, Nasser Hajipour, Parviz Hassanzadeh
Hydatid cyst is the metacestode stage of Echinococcus granulosus that occurs in herbivores and humans as intermediate hosts by consuming parasite eggs through forage and vegetables. Carnivores, as definitive hosts, become infected by consuming infected vesicles of herbivores. The most effective treatment for a hydatid cyst is surgical operation. Inactivating E. granulosus protoscoleces through heating, cooling, or chemicals such as sodium chloride can be considered an effective method for controlling hydatidosis in both humans and animals...
July 12, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Gang Wang, Xilong Kang, Shuangjuan Wang, Chuang Meng, Dan Gu, Li Song, Xinan Jiao, Zhiming Pan
This study aimed to understand the epidemiological characteristics of Salmonella in Tibetan pigs. We isolated, identified, and examined via antimicrobial susceptibility testing on Salmonella from Tibetan pigs breeder farms and slaughterhouses in Tibet, China. A genetic evolutionary tree was constructed on the basis of whole genome sequencing (WGS). A total of 81 Salmonella isolates were isolated from 987 samples. The main serovars were Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella London in Tibetan pigs. The isolated Salmonella Typhimurium isolates subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing showed varying degrees of resistance to β-lactams, aminoglycosides, fluoroquinolones, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, and amphenicols...
July 12, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Frédérique Audiat-Perrin, Laurent Guillier, Jean-Christophe Augustin, Gilles Bornert, Michel Federighi, Michel Gautier, Nathalie Jourdan-da Silva, Régis Pouillot, Myriam Merad, Moez Sanaa, Pauline Kooh
Consumers can be exposed to many foodborne biological hazards that cause diseases with varying outcomes and incidence and, therefore, represent different levels of public health burden. To help the French risk managers to rank these hazards and to prioritize food safety actions, we have developed a three-step approach. The first step was to develop a list of foodborne hazards of health concern in mainland France. From an initial list of 335 human pathogenic biological agents, the final list of "retained hazards" consists of 24 hazards, including 12 bacteria (including bacterial toxins and metabolites), 3 viruses and 9 parasites...
July 4, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Nicholas Andrews, Natalia Unrath, Patrick Wall, James F Buckley, Séamus Fanning
Multilocus variable number tandem repeat analysis (MLVA) is a molecular subtyping technique that remains useful for those without the resources to access whole genome sequencing for the tracking and tracing of bacterial contaminants. Unlike techniques such as multilocus sequence typing (MLST) and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, MLVA did not emerge as a standardized subtyping method for Listeria monocytogenes , and as a result, there is no reference database of virulent or food-associated MLVA subtypes as there is for MLST-based clonal complexes (CCs)...
July 4, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Da Ma, Ling Deng, Liangpi Huang, Aoxiang Peng, Wanglai Bi, Rui Li
Cronobacter species are potential pathogens that can contaminate powdered infant formula. C. sakazakii and C. malonaticus are the most common species of Cronobacter associated with infections. This study mined new molecular targets for the detection of C. sakazakii and C. malonaticus by using comparative genome approaches. Specific target genes mngB and ompR were obtained and used to detect C. sakazakii and C. malonaticus, respectively. A novel detection method, termed ladder-shape melting temperature isothermal amplification (LMTIA), was developed and evaluated...
July 4, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Xue Li, Guangqiang Wang, Jun Wang, Xin Song, Zhiqiang Xiong, Yongjun Xia, Lianzhong Ai
Effectively managing foodborne pathogens is imperative in food processing, where probiotics play a crucial role in pathogen control. This study focuses on the Lactiplantibacillus plantarum AR113 and its gene knockout strains, exploring their antimicrobial properties against Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Staphylococcus aureus . Antimicrobial assays revealed that the inhibitory effect of AR113 increases with its growth and the potential bacteriostatic substance is acidic. AR113Δ ldh, surpassed AR113Δ 0273&2024 , exhibited a complete absence of bacteriostatic properties, which indicates that lactic acid is more essential than acetic acid in the bacteriostatic effect of AR113...
July 3, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Catherine A Gensler, Stephanie C Hempstead, Shivaramu Keelara, Paula J Fedorka-Cray, Natalie J Urie, Alyson M Wiedenheft, Katherine L Marshall, Matthew Branan, Kiera Stuart, Kristina Lantz, Megan E Jacob
Goats are often asymptomatic carriers of Campylobacter , including the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni. Infections can have significant and economically detrimental health outcomes in both humans and animals. The primary objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of Campylobacter in U.S. goat herds. Campylobacter species were isolated from 106 of 3,959 individual animals and from 42 of 277 goat operations that participated in fecal sample collection as part of the National Animal Health Monitoring System Goat 2019 study...
July 3, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Meihong Cai, Qiaoqiao Xu, Shili Zhao, Xianhan Zhou, Yuelin Cai, Xingle He
This study aimed to evaluate the effects of Euryale ferox Seed Shell Polyphenol Extract (EFSSPE) on a foodborne pathogenic bacterium. EFSSPE showed antimicrobial activity toward Salmonella Typhimurium CICC 22956; the minimum inhibitory concentration of EFSSPE was 1.25 mg/mL, the inhibition curve also reflected the inhibitory effect of EFSSPE on the growth of S . Typhimurium. Detection of alkaline phosphatase outside the cell revealed that EFSSPE treatment damaged the cell wall integrity of S. Typhimurium. EFSSPE also altered the membrane integrity, thereby causing leaching of 260-nm-absorbing material (bacterial proteins and DNA)...
July 3, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Nicolás Yusep Bulla-Marín, Laura Henao, Johana Husserl
Despite heavy contamination of the Bogotá River with domestic and industrial waste, it remains vital for various purposes, including agricultural use at La Ramada Irrigation District. There are important concerns regarding pathogen concentrations in irrigation water at La Ramada, including the presence of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella spp. This study aimed to estimate the risk of Salmonella -related illness from consuming lettuce irrigated with Bogotá River water at La Ramada. We collected lettuce samples from 4 different sites, all irrigated with water from La Ramada...
July 3, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Xin Li, Jingying Zheng, Wei Zhao, Yafang Wu
Listeria monocytogenes , one of the main foodborne pathogens, is commonly found in milk and dairy products. This study aimed to estimate the presence of L. monocytogenes in milk and dairy product supply chains using a meta-analysis based on PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Scopus databases. A total of 173 studies were included in this meta-analysis. The pooled prevalence in the supply chain environment was 8.69% (95% confidence interval [CI]: 5.30%-12.78%), which was higher than that in dairy products (4...
June 21, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Guobao Huang, Qiang Wang, Huimin Wen, Jinling Li, Shan He, Xiao Wang, Lijian Ding
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can easily form biofilms on food surfaces, thus leading to cross-contamination, which is difficult to remove. Therefore, there is an urgent need to find alternatives with good antibacterial and antibiofilm effects. In this study, two indole sesquiterpene compounds, xiamycin ( 1 ) and chlorinated metabolite chloroxiamycin ( 2 ), were isolated from the fermentation liquid of marine Streptomyces sp. NBU3429 for the first time. The chemical structures of the two compounds were characterized by spectroscopic data interpretation, including 1D NMR and HRESIMS analysis...
June 20, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Ihab Habib, Mohamed-Yousif Ibrahim Mohamed, Mohammed Elbediwi, Akela Ghazawi, Mushtaq Khan, Afra Abdalla, Glindya Bhagya Lakshmi
Plasmid-mediated colistin resistance is an emerging One Health challenge at the human-food-environment interface. In this study, 12 colistin-resistant Escherichia coli carrying mcr-1.1 gene were characterized using whole-genome sequencing. This is the first report from locally produced chicken meat in the United Arab Emirates. The characterized isolates harbored virulence-associated factors ranging from 4 to 17 genes per isolate. The multilocus sequence type 1011 was identified in 5 (41.6%) isolates. Six (50...
May 28, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Wenting Liu, Yiming Wu, Huajuan Wang, Hongxun Wang, Min Zhou
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a common foodborne pathogenic bacterium. With the overuse of antibiotics, an increasing proportion of drug-resistant strains are emerging, which puts enormous pressure on public health. In this study, a V. parahaemolyticus -specific phage, VP41s3, was isolated. The head length, width, and tail length of the phage were 77.7 nm, 72.2 nm, and 17.5 nm, respectively. It remained active in the temperature range of 30-50°C and pH range of 4-11. The lytic curve of phage VP41s3 showed that the host bacteria did not grow until 11 h under phage treatment at MOI of 1000, indicating that the phage had good bacteriostatic ability...
May 17, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Maria Gabriela Oliveira da Paz, Matheus Filgueira Bezerra, Andrei Félix Mendes, Adalucia da Silva, Gustavo Barbosa de Lima, Laura Helena Vega Gonzales Gil, Lindomar José Pena, George Tadeu Nunes Diniz, Jan Felix Drexler, Reinaldo Barreto Oriá, Edmilson Ferreira de Oliveira-Filho, Christian Robson de Souza Reis
Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infects roughly 20 million people worldwide, causing self-limiting acute hepatic disease that can evolve into a chronic course. HEV-3, HEV-4, and HEV-7 genotypes are zoonotic and transmitted to humans by consuming raw or undercooked meat. Here, we developed an indirect ELISA based on the recombinant HEV-3 capsid and performed a seroprevalence study on domestic swine in northeastern Brazil. Our in-house ELISA was initially validated using a subset of 79 sera characterized by concordant results for two distinct commercial ELISA kits...
May 6, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Gaowei Hu, Longfei Yin, Xi Luo, Yingjie Miao, Jianyun Yu
Both Klebsiella pneumoniae and Chryseobacterium cause an increasing number of diseases in fish, resulting in great economic losses in aquaculture. In addition, the disease infected with Klebsiella pneumoniae or Chryseobacterium exhibited the similar clinical symptoms in aquatic animals. However, there is no effective means for the simultaneous detection of co-infection and discrimination them for these two pathogens. Here, we developed a duplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method based on the outer membrane protein A ( ompA ) gene of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Chryseobacterium ...
May 6, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Yen Hai Le, Kanoko Ikawa, Hoa Thi Thanh Hoang, Hatsue Isomura, Diep Thi Khong, Thang Nam Nguyen, Tram Anh Que, Dung Tien Pham, Kaori Tanaka, Yoshimasa Yamamoto
The degree of contamination of retail meat with colistin-resistant bacteria and its potential contribution to dissemination within communities remains to be determined. Thus, we aimed to elucidate the contamination status of colistin-resistance genes, indicative of colistin-resistant bacteria, in retail meats in Vietnam. In total, 46 chicken and 49 pork meats from stores in Vietnam and Japan were examined. Multiplex real-time polymerase chain reaction with TaqMan probes was performed for detecting mcr-1 , mcr-3 , and Escherichia coli 16S rRNA ...
May 3, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
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May 2, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Ziying Lu, Tong Xing, Zepeng Zhao, Zefeng Li, Dongping Hou, Zhuolin Ma, Siyi Chen, Yuheng Yang, Shaoting Li, Hongmei Zhang
Trans-cinnamaldehyde (TC), a typical plant-derived compound, has been widely used in the control of foodborne pathogen contamination. Nevertheless, the risk associated with the occurrence of viable but nonculturable (VBNC) bacteria induced by TC remains unclear. The results of this study showed that Salmonella Enteritidis ( S. Enteritidis) entered the VBNC state after being induced by TC at a minimum inhibitory concentration of 312.5 μg/mL and survived for at least 22 days under TC treatment. Enhanced resistance was found against heat treatment (75°C, 30 s), antibiotics (i...
May 2, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Yukako Simojima, Tamako Ishikawa, Erika Noguchi, Reina Araki, Kai Gomyo, Itsuki Miyajima, Yuka Akita, Yui Ohara, Ryuga Nakagawa, Yumiko Okada, Yukio Morita
A microbiological study was conducted on 41 insect product samples (29 raw frozen [21 domestic and 8 imported], 10 powdered, and 2 processed), which were commercially available in Japan. The total aerobic count for raw frozen insects was 5.61 log cfu/g (range: 2.52-8.40), whereas the powdered insect count was 2.89 log cfu/g (range: 1.00-4.57). The bacterial count was significantly higher in raw frozen insects ( p < 0.05). The coliform count for the raw frozen insects ranged from <1 to 6.90 log cfu/g, and that for the powdered insects ranged from <1 to 1...
April 29, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Lulu Li, Xiaonan Zhao, Qing Zhang, Yanbo Luo, Genglin Guo, Ming Hu, Yibao Chen, Yuqing Liu
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a great threat to animal and public health. Here, we conducted a surveillance of Escherichia coli isolated from healthy chickens during 2009-2014 to identify the characteristics of AMR. A total of 351 (95.64%) E. coli isolates were obtained from 367 healthy chicken fecal samples collected from 6 farms located in Shandong Province, China. The susceptibility to 10 antimicrobials, the prevalence of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs), phylogenetic clustering, and multilocus sequence typing were evaluated...
April 25, 2024: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
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