In this issue:
- Antiviral Treatment and Influenza
- ABCs Isolates by Source
- Pertussis Study Update
- Early Onset GBS Reduction
- Upcoming Events
- Meningococcal Vaccine Study
The FoodNet annual publication on the incidence and trends of infection with pathogens transmitted commonly through food was published in the April 18, 2014 edition of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The report summarizes data collected by FoodNet sites in 2013 and describes changes in incidence since 2006. This report shows limited progress is being made in efforts to reduce the incidence of foodborne illnesses and that these illnesses continue to be an important, but preventable, public health problem. Also highlighted in the report is the potential impact of new, culture-independent diagnostic testing on the ability of public health to identify cases, monitor trends, detect outbreaks and characterize pathogens. Links to the report and related materials can be found at the CDC Foodnet site.
CEIP is pleased to announce that the link to the Food Service Manager Employee Health Toolkit has been posted to the home page of the California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH) website. This link on the CCDEH website leads to the Food Service Manager Employee Health Toolkit webpage here on the CEIP website, where our colleagues in environmental health can download the toolkit for use in their work with food facility inspections. Special thanks go out to Elizabeth Morgan, MPH, REHS and the CCDEH Food Safety Policy Committee for their support of this endeavor!