Evolution and Ecology of Foodborne Pathogens
Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer
Foodborne disease is perhaps the most widespread health problem in the world and the available evidence indicates that biological contaminants are the major cause. In this course, we will examine the process of continuous changes in the relationship of foodborne pathogens to their environments from food to the human host. Major topics: Food as a substrate; Environmental factors; Storage and processing factors; Major pathogens: microbial, viral, parasitic and prion; Food pathogens management strategies; and Emergency management: natural, accidental, or intentional introduction.