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Hold the Tomato? Investigating Produce-Related Outbreaks

July 16, 2008
(Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore MD)

Presented by:
Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

David Blythe, MD, MPH
State Epidemiologist, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Robert Myers, PhD
Deputy Director, Laboratories Administration
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Alvina Chu, MHS
Chief, Division of Outbreak Investigation
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene


These training materials are no longer available. Topics that were addressed are listed below.

Topic 1 - Hold the Tomato?  Investigating Produce-Related Outbreaks
»  Speaker 1 & 2:  Alvina Chu, MHS and David Blythe, MD, MPH
    Part 1:  
Summarize current nationwide Salmonella Saint Paul investigation 
    Part 2:  Present more details about produce-related outbreaks
   Part 3:  Describe techniques for molecular epidemiology in outbreak investigations

»  Speaker 3:  Robert Myers, PhD
    Part 1: 
Basic concepts of molecular epidemiology
    Part 2: Summary of testing activities at the MD DHMH Labs in support of outbreaks
   Part 3: Overview of sub-typing bacterial pathogens using PFGE techniques
    Part 4: What n
ewer molecular sub-typing technologies will replace PFGE?




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