Campylobacter infection is more often of domestic origin in Finland than previously thought, according to scientists.

To identify sources for domestic Campylobacter infections, researchers analyzed patient data from the Finnish Infectious Disease Register (FIDR) in 2004 to 2021 and outbreak data from the National Food- and Waterborne Outbreak Register (FWO Register) in 2010

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A study in Switzerland has identified feeding pets raw meat could be a potential source of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli for people and animals.

Giving domesticated animals raw meat-based diets (RMBDs) is becoming increasingly popular but can be the source of human Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infections.

Researchers evaluated
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A better understanding of potential foodborne disease risks from imported meat products has been set out in a report published by the Food Standards Agency.

Researchers created profiles of 16 countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, with prevalence data for Salmonella, Campylobacter, E. coli, Trichinella and antimicrobial
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Note on correction: the headline has been corrected. Four of nine plants tested positive.
Researchers have estimated the prevalence of Listeria monocytogenes in beef from the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, which is the largest producer and exporter of beef in the country.

From 50 samples analyzed, Listeria spp. was
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Researchers say they believe they have found a cheap method to identify bacteria in a few hours on a mobile-phone-sized device.

The bacterial identification method, called ON-rep-seq, examines strain-specific fragments of the bacterial genome, allowing results that earlier required DNA sequencing of the whole bacterial genome. The method also returns
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Researchers have developed a database to make it easier to identify target proteins that can help fight infectious diseases.

Scientists from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Centre of Genomic Regulation said it will also accelerate development of new antimicrobial agents.

The
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Scientists are urging government officials to consider helping to develop an international database to share and analyze DNA sequences.

Such a system is a platform for storing whole genome sequencing (WGS) data on the full genomes of investigated microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses and parasites, providing quick characterization and treatment
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Changes to the way food is produced, processed and offered to consumers could affect food safety, according to a microbiology society in the United Kingdom.

A Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM) briefing looked at recent and upcoming developments in food processing, food manufacture and the supply chain, which will have
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