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Infectious agents of food- and water-borne illnesses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20823701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Food- and water-borne infections have afflicted mankind since the earliest days of human development and preceded the emergence of civilization. Despite current knowledge of microbial pathogenicity, modern methods of food production and rigorous industrial hygiene, these infections are still commonplace and exact significant health and economic tolls on human populations in all parts of the globe. This review uses data derived from new surveillance networks to survey the current epidemiology of bacterial, protozoan and viral pathogens transmitted by food and water. In addition, we will discuss clinical features of human disease caused by pathogens of current and emerging relevance.
James M Fleckenstein; Scott R Bartels; Peter D Drevets; Michael S Bronze; Douglas A Drevets
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of the medical sciences     Volume:  340     ISSN:  1538-2990     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-08     Completed Date:  2010-09-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370506     Medline TA:  Am J Med Sci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  238-46     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and the VA Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Food Microbiology*
Water Microbiology*

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