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Evidence of study suggests source of salmonella foodborne illness

By Jennifer Reynolds - University of Georgia Photo: University of Georgia Using hypothesis-driven data mining, a University of Georgia research team led by Xiangyu Deng of UGA’s Center for Food Safety analyzed more than 30,000 genomes of Salmonella enteritidis obtained from global sources and the international trade of live poultry over five decades.

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ATHENS, Ga. — Researchers at the University of Georgia have provided multifaceted evidence to suggest the likely origins behind the global spread of Salmonella enteritidis, which has caused recurring outbreaks of the foodborne pandemic linked to poultry products.

Using hypothesis-driven data mining, the research team, led by Xiangyu Deng of UGA’s Center for Food Safety, analyzed more than 30,000 genomes of Salmonella enteritidis obtained from global sources and the international trade of live poultry over five decades. The team concluded that the spread likely originated in poultry breeding stocks, or the progenitors chosen to. . .

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