Bacterial Pathogens

Learn about bacteria that cause foodborne illness either by infecting the intestinal tissues directly, or by producing bacterial toxins. This section includes food pathogens such as Campylobacter jejuni, Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, and Listeria monocytogenes.
Research Projects Database - Bacterial Pathogens

Food Safety Research Information Office (National Agricultural Library [United States Department of Agriculture]).

Review current research projects from the Food Safety Research Information Office (FSRIO) database related to the study of bacterial pathogens.

Search the Research Projects Database for resources

Food Safety Research Information Office (National Agricultural Library [United States Department of Agriculture]).

Research publications on bacterial pathogens from peer-reviewed journals. Some publications may be early view or ahead of print. Citations and abstracts are available to all users while full-text availability depends on institutional access levels.

Books and Materials on Bacterial Pathogens in the NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA)

National Agricultural Library (United States Department of Agriculture).

Searchable database for resources available to persons interested in information on bacterial pathogens.

Search AGRICOLA for resources

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (United States Department of Agriculture).

A reference guide created by the University of Florida IFAS extension about foodborne pathogens.

This page includes brief descriptions of bacterias and virsues as it relates to food safety.

Division of Foodborne, Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [United States Department of Health and Human Services]).

Biostatistics for disease outbreaks and research studies and information on educational programs geared toward promoting prevention and control strategies for bacterial zoonoses, enteric disease epidemiology and mycotic diseases.

Food and Drug Administration (United States Department of Health and Human Services).

The following link is a foodborne pathogens resource developed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

University of Florida IFAS Extension.

Related topics on Foodborne Illness. Subtopics include anthrax, e. coli, salmonella (salmonellosis), and waterborne pathogens. Available are links to publications on research conducted on causative agents of foodborne illness and information on how to prevent foodborne illness.

Causes of Foodborne Illness  ( PDF | 361 KB )

New Zealand Food Safety Authority.

Information on common pathogens that cause foodborne illness and how to keep yourself safe from infectious pathogens.