Kaye, Donald
May 2004
Clinical Infectious Diseases;5/1/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p3
Academic Journal
Federal health officials in the U.S. reports that the number of Americans who become sick from three common foodborne bacteria appears to be declining, due in part to improved testing of meat and poultry. The declines ranged from 24% in the case of Campylohacter to 43% for Yersinia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which did the study. Jennifer Nelson, one of the study's researchers, said improved meat testing and other control measures introduced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture had contributed to the reduced number of confirmed infections caused by these bacteria.


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