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Development of a Risk Assessment Dose-Response Model for Food Borne Listeria monocytogenes

Investigators
Smith, Mary
Institutions
University of Georgia
Start date
2000
End date
2002
Objective
The goal of this proposal is to develop a dose-response model of L. monocytogenes using pregnant rhesus monkey as surrogates for immunocompromised subpopulations. One of the objectives of the study is the development of an hepatocyte model to screen for relative virulence of different strains of this pathogen.
Funding Source
Center For Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
Project number
FD-U-001622-01
Categories
Risk Assessment, Management, and Communication
Listeria
Viruses and Prions