Streptococcus agalactiae ST283 causing invasive sepsis in healthy adults is widespread in SE Asia
Timothy Barkham, MBBS, MSc, FRCPath
7/22/2019 09:23:51 pm
Thank you, Dr. Barkham, for all of the updates on your investigative work on ST238 -- fascinating topic! I enjoyed your and Swaine Chen's presentations on the same topic at our POGBSD symposium. https://www.groupbstrepinternational.org/presentations/category/pathways-of-infection for those of you who would like to learn more about the foodborne outbreak of GBS in SE Asia.
7/25/2019 04:19:25 am
7/26/2019 08:19:31 am
Great information, it will be interesting to follow along and see how this outbreak spreads and colonizes species.
7/29/2019 10:27:44 am
Thank you! As to the caution about food tourism, do food tourism associations or public health agencies issue cautions that the average "foodie" would reasonably expect to see?
7/29/2019 12:34:44 pm
This is a great question - and I think unfortunately they can be hard to find. You kind of have to go looking for these types of cautions. Just recently seeing an example of dishes from Laos, there are some that are not necessarily recognizable as fish - or maybe the fish is cooked/fried but the sauce has drippings from the raw fish! It can be tricky out there for sure, which is why we're trying to solve the problem at the source with more research and understanding how to control and track contamination throughout the food supply.
7/29/2019 02:48:24 pm
Thank you and many thanks to you and your colleagues for all of the great work you are doing to help keep our food supply safe!
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