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Outbreak-Related Disease Burden Associated with Consumption of Unpasteurized Cow’s Milk and Cheese, United States, 2009–2014

Overview of attention for article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, June 2017
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Title
Outbreak-Related Disease Burden Associated with Consumption of Unpasteurized Cow’s Milk and Cheese, United States, 2009–2014
Published in
Emerging Infectious Diseases, June 2017
DOI 10.3201/eid2306.151603
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Solenne Costard, Luis Espejo, Huybert Groenendaal, Francisco J. Zagmutt

Abstract

The growing popularity of unpasteurized milk in the United States raises public health concerns. We estimated outbreak-related illnesses and hospitalizations caused by the consumption of cow's milk and cheese contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Salmonella spp., Listeria monocytogenes, and Campylobacter spp. using a model relying on publicly available outbreak data. In the United States, outbreaks associated with dairy consumption cause, on average, 760 illnesses/year and 22 hospitalizations/year, mostly from Salmonella spp. and Campylobacter spp. Unpasteurized milk, consumed by only 3.2% of the population, and cheese, consumed by only 1.6% of the population, caused 96% of illnesses caused by contaminated dairy products. Unpasteurized dairy products thus cause 840 (95% CrI 611-1,158) times more illnesses and 45 (95% CrI 34-59) times more hospitalizations than pasteurized products. As consumption of unpasteurized dairy products grows, illnesses will increase steadily; a doubling in the consumption of unpasteurized milk or cheese could increase outbreak-related illnesses by 96%.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 89 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 19 21%
Researcher 16 18%
Student > Bachelor 13 15%
Professor 6 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 6%
Other 16 18%
Unknown 14 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 31%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 8 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 6 7%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 17 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1303. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 May 2020.
All research outputs
#3,212
of 15,184,446 outputs
Outputs from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#11
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Outputs of similar age
#124
of 265,994 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Emerging Infectious Diseases
#1
of 121 outputs
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