The Transmission

A pathway to our perspectives, announcements, and the latest animal health and food safety news.

October 4, 2018
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Center for Animal Health and Food Safety are working with the Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Minnesota Department of Health to learn which Salmonella strains are emerging in the Midwest.
Continue reading: Who’s infecting whom?
October 4, 2018
It’s important to understand how animals, humans, and the environment play a part in AMR genes. Through a partnership with the Minnesota Department of Health, CAHFS and the VDL are conducting new research.
October 4, 2018
For millennia, humankind has used antibiotics to treat infections empirically, even before knowing those infections were caused by bacteria—or that bacteria existed. Yet, as antimicrobials have flourished, so too has antimicrobial resistance in bacteria, leading to a prediction that by 2050 over 10 million people will die annually due to AMR.
October 4, 2018
Communities of scientists, practitioners, food producers, and health professionals around the globe are working to better understand the implications of antimicrobial use and resistance.
October 3, 2018
The CDC confirmed that rural Americans generally experience more health disparaties than urban and suburban Americans, and that the gap in suicide rates between rural and urban Americans has widened since 1999.
October 2, 2018
José Manuel Sánchez Vizcaíno will join CAHFS for the next event in the Hueston Speaker Series on Wednesday, October 17 with a talk titled "African Swine Fever is the current threat of the world swine industry. Is it possible to control the spread of this disease?"
Tags: Disease
October 2, 2018
Last week, Cargill recalled over 132,000 pounds of ground beef. Although the CDC has declared the outbreak over, it warns that ground beef products produced and packaged on June 21, 2018 could be contaminated.
Tags: Disease, Seminar
September 27, 2018
Practitioners, scientists, allied industry personnel, and producers in the US have the opportunity to submit information on swine disease outbreaks and epidemics happening worldwide using the spontaneous reporting tool.
September 27, 2018
Vaccination policy and hurricane response are only two of many areas where response programs were constructed based on effective population level responses, only to have serious flaws revealed due to poor communication with and understanding of the public.
Tags: Research
September 25, 2018
Water contamination due to flooding disasters is a large concern. In North Carolina, due to Hurricane Florence, at least 50 lagoons at swine facilities overflowed, with at least 2 failing completely and releasing over 7 million gallons of untreated waste into waterways.