Foodborne infections vectored by molluscan shellfish.

T. K. Graczyk, K. J. Schwab

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Abstract

Foodborne diseases cause approximately 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5000 deaths each year in the United States. The authors present and analyze information derived from epidemiologic investigations and surveillance systems on foodborne infections caused by consumption of molluscan shellfish. This review focuses on the bias in reporting of shellfish-vectored illness, prevention and control of such infections, the origin of recognized viral and bacterial etiologic agents, and a new potential public health threat of a food-and-waterborne protozoan contaminant, Cryptosporidium parvum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-309
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent gastroenterology reports
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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