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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221988/prevalence-and-phylogenetic-characterization-of-escherichia-coli-and-hygiene-indicator-bacteria-isolated-from-leafy-green-produce-beef-and-pork-obtained-from-farmers-markets-in-pennsylvania
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Joshua A Scheinberg, Edward G Dudley, Jonathan Campbell, Beth Roberts, Michael DiMarzio, Chitrita DebRoy, Catherine N Cutter
The popularity of farmers' markets in the United States has led to over 8,400 farmers' markets being in operation in 2015. As farmers' markets have increased in size and complexity in the kinds of foods sold at these venues, so have the potential food safety risks. Since 2008, seven major foodborne illness outbreaks and two recalls associated with food products from farmers' markets have occurred, causing 80 known reported illnesses and one death. Various researchers also have observed vendors performing high-risk food safety retail behaviors, and others have identified microbiological hazards in foods sold at farmers' markets...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221985/role-of-food-handlers-in-norovirus-outbreaks-in-london-and-south-east-england-2013-to-2015
#2
C Rumble, S Addiman, S Balasegaram, K Chima, D Ready, J Heard, E Alexander
Outbreaks caused by norovirus infection are common and occur throughout the year. Outbreaks can be related to food outlets either through a contaminated food source or an infected food handler. Both asymptomatic and symptomatic food handlers are potentially implicated in outbreaks, but evidence of transmission is limited. To understand potential food handler transmission in outbreak scenarios, epidemiological and microbiological data on possible and confirmed norovirus outbreaks reported in London and South East England in a 2-year period were reviewed...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221976/listeria-monocytogenes-in-smoked-salmon-and-other-smoked-fish-at-retail-in-italy-frequency-of-contamination-and-strain-characterization-in-products-from-different-manufacturers
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Vicdalia Aniela Acciari, Marina Torresi, Luigi Iannetti, Silvia Scattolini, Francesco Pomilio, Lucia Decastelli, Silvia Colmegna, Riccardo Muliari, Teresa Bossù, Yolande Proroga, Cosimo Montagna, Cinzia Cardamone, Paola Cogoni, Vincenza Annunziata Prencipe, Giacomo Migliorati
Seven hundred seventy-eight samples of packaged smoked fish (774 smoked salmon and 4 smoked swordfish) on sale in Italy, from 50 different manufacturers located in 12 European Union countries, were purchased from the Italian market between May and December 2011. The surface temperatures of the samples on sale ranged from 0 to 13°C (3.4 ± 1.5°C, mean ± SD). Six hundred eighty (87.4%) of 778 samples were stored at ≤4°C. One hundred fifty-seven samples (20.2%, 95% confidence interval 17.5 to 23.1%) were contaminated by Listeria monocytogenes , with 26 samples (3...
February 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221965/explanatory-variables-associated-with-campylobacter-and-escherichia-coli-concentrations-on-broiler-chicken-carcasses-during-processing-in-two-slaughterhouses
#4
Ewa Pacholewicz, Arno Swart, Jaap A Wagenaar, Len J A Lipman, Arie H Havelaar
This study aimed at identifying explanatory variables that were associated with Campylobacter and Escherichia coli concentrations throughout processing in two commercial broiler slaughterhouses. Quantative data on Campylobacter and E. coli along the processing line were collected. Moreover, information on batch characteristics, slaughterhouse practices, process performance, and environmental variables was collected through questionnaires, observations, and measurements, resulting in data on 19 potential explanatory variables...
December 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221939/load-and-prevalence-of-antimicrobial-resistant-escherichia-coli-from-fresh-goat-meat-in-arusha-tanzania
#5
Gaspary Mwanyika, Douglas R Call, Benardether Rugumisa, Catherine Luanda, Rehema Murutu, Murugan Subbiah, Joram Buza
Given the potential public health risks associated with a burgeoning goat meat industry in Tanzania, we estimated the load of Escherichia coli and the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant strains for goat meat by using a cross-sectional study design (June to July 2015). Five large (n = 60 samples) and five small (n = 64 samples) slaughterhouses were sampled over a period of four to six visits each. Meat rinsate was prepared and plated onto MacConkey agar, and presumptive E. coli colonies were enumerated and reported as CFU per milliliter of rinsate...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221909/effect-of-temperature-and-nutrient-concentration-on-survival-of-foodborne-pathogens-in-deciduous-fruit-processing-environments-for-effective-hygiene-management
#6
Stacey Duvenage, Lise Korsten
Temperature and good sanitation practices are important factors for controlling growth of microorganisms. Fresh produce is stored at various temperatures to ensure quality and to prolong shelf life. When foodborne pathogens survive and grow on fresh produce at storage temperatures, then additional control strategies are needed to inactivate these pathogens. The aim of this study was to determine how temperatures associated with deciduous fruit processing and storage facilities (0.5, 4, and 21°C) affect the growth and/or survival of Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes , Salmonella enterica subsp...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221882/microbial-performance-of-food-safety-control-and-assurance-activities-in-a-fresh-produce-processing-sector-measured-using-a-microbial-assessment-scheme-and-statistical-modeling
#7
Patrick Murigu Kamau Njage, Chemutai Tonui Sawe, Cecilia Moraa Onyango, I Habib, Edmund Njeru Njagi, Marc Aerts, Geert Molenberghs
Current approaches such as inspections, audits, and end product testing cannot detect the distribution and dynamics of microbial contamination. Despite the implementation of current food safety management systems, foodborne outbreaks linked to fresh produce continue to be reported. A microbial assessment scheme and statistical modeling were used to systematically assess the microbial performance of core control and assurance activities in five Kenyan fresh produce processing and export companies. Generalized linear mixed models and correlated random-effects joint models for multivariate clustered data followed by empirical Bayes estimates enabled the analysis of the probability of contamination across critical sampling locations (CSLs) and factories as a random effect...
January 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219632/alfred-pischinger-1899-1983-an-austrian-career-in-anatomy-continuing-through-national-socialism-to-postwar-leadership
#8
Sabine Hildebrandt, Gabriele Czarnowski
Despite intensified research efforts on the history of anatomy during National Socialism (NS), many aspects of this story still need further investigation. This study explores the life, work and politics of Alfred Pischinger, Chairman of the Institute for Embryology and Histology in Graz from 1936 to 1945, and in Vienna from 1958 to 1970, and is an addition to previous reports on careers in anatomy continuing through the Third Reich to the postwar period. Pischinger was an illegal NSDAP member in Austria, joined the SA in 1938, served as expert in racial hygiene, and as judge on the Genetic Health High Court of Graz...
February 17, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219420/umbilical-cord-care-practices-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review
#9
Patricia S Coffey, Siobhan C Brown
BACKGROUND: Neonatal sepsis is the third leading cause of deaths for infants in their first month of life. The newly cut umbilical cord can be a pathway for bacteria that can cause newborn sepsis and death. Optimal umbilical cord care practices for newborns and during the first week of life, especially in settings with poor hygiene, has the potential to avoid these preventable neonatal deaths. The purpose of this review of cord care practices is to assist in the development of behavior-change strategies to support introduction of novel cord-care regimens, particularly 7...
February 20, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217816/candida-albicans-survival-growth-and-biofilm-formation-are-differently-affected-by-mouthwashes-an-in-vitro-study
#10
Simona Paulone, Giulia Malavasi, Andrea Ardizzoni, Carlotta Francesca Orsi, Samuele Peppoloni, Rachele Giovanna Neglia, Elisabetta Blasi
Candida albicans is the most common cause of oral mycoses. The aim of the present study was to investigate in vitro the susceptibility of C. albicans to mouthwashes, in terms of growth, survival and biofilm formation. Candida albicans, laboratory strain SC5314, and 7 commercial mouthwashes were employed: 3 with 0.2% chlorhexidine digluconate; 1 with 0.06% chlorhexidine digluconate and 250 ppm F- sodium fluoride; 3 with fluorine-containing molecules. None of the mouthwashes contained ethanol in their formulations...
January 2017: New Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217588/promotion-of-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-a-rural-area-of-south-india-a-community-based-study
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Nagapraveen Veerapu, P Subramaniyan, B A Praveenkumar, G Arun
INTRODUCTION: Globally, billions of people do not have access to improved sanitation and many defecate in the open air. Poor hand washing practices and limited access to sanitation facilities perpetuate the transmission of disease-causing germs. The objectives of the study were to find out the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAPs) on sanitary latrine, footwear, and hand washing among rural people and to assess the improvement in KAP after health education intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A health education intervention study was conducted from November 2012 to January 2014 in a rural area of Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, South India among the people aged 15 years and above...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216726/desert-dermatoses-thar-desert-india
#12
Col Manas Chatterjee
Desert dermatology describes the cutaneous changes and the diseases affecting those living in the desert. Diurnal variation in temperature is high and is characteristic of the deserts. The lack of water affects daily activities and impacts dermatological conditions. Adaptation to the desert is, therefore, important to survival. Infections are the most common conditions seen among this population, and among them, fungal infections are the most common. The high incidence of these infections would be accounted for by the poor hygienic conditions due to lack of bathing facilities due to scarcity of water and the consequent sweat retention and overgrowth of cutaneous infective organisms...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216018/prospective-randomised-controlled-study-evaluating-early-modification-of-oral-microbiota-following-admission-to-the-intensive-care-unit-and-oral-hygiene-with-chlorhexidine
#13
Felipe Francisco Tuon, Oleg Gavrilko, Saulo de Almeida, Eigi Ricardo Sumi, Thiago Alberto, Jaime Luis Rocha, Edvaldo Antonio Rosa
OBJECTIVES: Chlorhexidine (CHX) is the most commonly used oral hygiene product for the prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV). The change in dental plaque (DP) microbiota following CHX use in patients under MV has not been described previously. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of pathogenic bacteria associated with VAP and the coverage of DP within the oral cavity in patients administered CHX. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomised, controlled, double-blind study in patients (n=16) under MV who were mouth-rinsed with either CHX or placebo...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216007/microbiological-quality-of-pastrami-and-associated-surfaces-at-the-point-of-sale-in-kayseri-turkey
#14
Y Yildirim, N Ertas Onmaz, Z Gonulalan, S Al, A Yildirim, F Karadal, H Hizlisoy, Ş Pamuk
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to trace the possible relations between the hygienic status of slicing utensils and the microbiological quality of pastrami. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 75 pastrami retail markets were visited in Kayseri, Turkey, where the pastrami (a ready-to-eat meat product) is commonly produced and consumed. Sliced pastrami, the cutting board and knife surface swabs were collected from each pastrami retail point to trace possible sources of contamination...
February 16, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215625/identification-badge-lanyards-as-infection-control-risk-a-cross-sectional-observation-study-with-epidemiological-analysis
#15
C M Murphy, F Di Ruscio, M Lynskey, J Collins, E McCullough, R Cosgrave, D McDonnell, J Fennell
Staphylococcus aureus cultures from name badge lanyards were phenotypically and genotypically indistinguishable from the wearer's nasal carrier strains by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and antibiogram. Lanyards had a mean age of 22 months and hygiene was poor with only 9% ever having been laundered. Molecular analysis showed that 26% of S. aureus nasal carriers shared an indistinguishable strain on their lanyard. Lanyards should not be recommended for staff in frontline clinical care.
January 21, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215240/morningness-eveningness-correlates-with-sleep-time-quality-and-hygiene-in-secondary-school-students-a-multilevel-analysis
#16
Christian Vollmer, Konrad S Jankowski, Juan F Díaz-Morales, Heike Itzek-Greulich, Peter Wüst-Ackermann, Christoph Randler
At the onset of puberty, students shift their sleep to later hours, but school starts early. It is suggested that evening orientation and early school start times do not go well together. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate sleep problems in adolescence, and it was expected that the adolescents' eveningness orientation is associated with many sleep-related problems. Students of secondary education (n = 3201; mean = 13.8 ± 1.8 years) filled out a self-report questionnaire containing measures of morningness-eveningness, sleep time (midpoint of sleep, social "jetlag"), sleep length (on schooldays and on weekends), sleep quality, and sleep hygiene as well as questions on electronic screen media use...
February 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215193/the-impact-of-livestock-manure-control-policy-on-human-leptospirosis-in-republic-of-korea-using-interrupted-time-series-analysis
#17
S Ryu, C L Lau, B C Chun
Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease that the pathogen can be transmitted to humans through the excretions of infected animals. In the Republic of Korea, the Livestock Manure Control Act was enforced in September 2007 to improve underground water hygiene. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of Livestock Manure Control Policy on the incidence and the trend of human leptospirosis. An interrupted time series analysis using the monthly incidence of leptospirosis was conducted based on data derived from the Korean National Surveillance System between January 1999 and January 2015...
February 20, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215110/patients-family-members-and-professional-carers-experiences-of-psychoeducational-multifamily-groups-for-participants-with-intellectual-disabilities-and-mental-illness
#18
Trine Lise Bakken, Inger-Lise Sundby, Gunn Helene Klevmoen
There is a dearth of articles addressing psychoeducational multifamily groups for adults with intellectual disabilities. The objective of this study is to investigate the participants' experiences of being part of a group like this. The group intervention had been slightly modified due to the participants' intellectual disabilities. Four patients, their close relatives, and community professional caregivers were interviewed using a semi-structured scheme. The four patients had participated in different groups...
February 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214910/-knowledge-attitudes-and-training-needs-of-residents-in-preventive-medicine-and-hygiene-in-italy-in-the-context-of-primary-health-care
#19
Paola Camia, Viola Amprino, Paola Anello, Valentina Bonanno, Fulvio Lonati, Michela Longone, Cristina Mauceri, Tiziana Marzulli, Laura Pisanu, Rossella Zucco, Concetta Randazzo
In June 2015, the working group "Primary Health Care" of the Italian Society of Hygiene Representatives of Hygiene and Preventive Medicine Residents, performed an online questionnaire survey among residents of this specialty in Italy, to analyze their training needs regarding primary health care. In total, 730 residents in 32 schools were invited to participate by email, of whom 40.7% (297/730) completed the questionnaire. Most of the respondents were female (66.7%) and 40.1% were enrolled in a school in northern Italy...
November 2016: Igiene e Sanità Pubblica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214316/pre-and-perioperative-aspects-of-dermatosurgery
#20
Cornelia S L Müller, Wakiko Hubner, Sigrid Thieme-Ruffing, Claudia Pföhler, Thomas Vogt, Thomas Volk, Barbara C Gärtner, Patric Bialas
Dermatosurgery occupies an exceptional position among all surgical disciplines. Above all, this includes the fact that, with very few exceptions, the vast majority of surgical interventions can be performed under local or regional anesthesia, usually in smaller procedure rooms that are spatially separated from larger operating suites. Thus, peri- and postinterventional patient monitoring is the responsibility of the dermatosurgeon and his team. Though inherently smaller, this team still has to observe numerous perioperative requirements that - in larger surgical specialties - would be attended to by a host of various specialists working in concert...
February 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
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