Stephen Forsythe
University of Nottingham
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Publications 13
#1Lihan Wang (NEAU: Northeast Agricultural University)H-Index: 2
#2Stephen Forsythe (University of Nottingham)H-Index: 6
Last. Yujun Jiang (NEAU: Northeast Agricultural University)H-Index: 8
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ABSTRACT null null Members of the Cronobacter genus include food-borne pathogens that can cause infections in infants, with a mortality rate as high as 40 to 80%. The high fatality rate of Cronobacter and its isolation from numerous types of food, especially from powdered infant formula, demonstrate the serious nature of this organism. The source tracking of Cronobacter spp. and the analysis of high-frequency species from different sources are helpful for a more targeted control. Furthermore, th...
#1Julio Parra-Flores (University of the Bío Bío)H-Index: 5
#2Ondrej HolýH-Index: 1
Last. Stephen ForsytheH-Index: 6
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Cronobacter sakazakii is a pathogen that causes severe diseases such as meningitis and necrotizing enterocolitis in infants under 12 months, associated with the consumption of contaminated rehydrated powdered infant formula (PIF). We present seven C. sakazakii genome sequences isolated from PIF and dairy products in Chile in 2017.
#1Na Ling (Hefei University of Technology)H-Index: 6
#2Xiuting Jiang (Hefei University of Technology)H-Index: 2
Last. Yingwang Ye (Hefei University of Technology)H-Index: 18
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Abstract null null Cronobacter species are a group of Gram-negative opportunistic pathogens, which cause meningitis, septicemia, and necrotizing enterocolitis in neonates and infants, with neurological sequelae in severe cases. Interest in Cronobacter has increased significantly in recent years due to its high virulence in children. In this review, we summarize the current understanding of the prevalence of Cronobacter species in several important food types. We discuss the response mechanisms e...
#1Na Ling (Hefei University of Technology)H-Index: 6
#2Yujun Jiang (NEAU: Northeast Agricultural University)H-Index: 8
Last. Stephen Forsythe (University of Nottingham)H-Index: 6
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This review considers how research in China has progressed our understanding and subsequent improved control of Cronobacter. This emergent bacterial pathogen is associated with neonatal infections through the ingestion of contaminated prepared feed. The review includes large-scale surveys of various sources of the organism, including infant formula production facilities. The analysis of over 20,000 samples is presented. Over 10,000 being from powdered infant formula and other infant foods as wel...
#1Tareq M. Osaili (UOS: University of Sharjah)H-Index: 24
#2Reyad S. Obaid (UOS: University of Sharjah)H-Index: 11
Last. Stephen Forsythe (University of Nottingham)H-Index: 6
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Kitchen sponges are a major source of cross-contamination as they can transfer foodborne pathogens, infectious agents and spoilage causing microorganisms to food contact surfaces. Several studies have revealed that university students adopt poor practices regarding food safety, hygiene, and the handling of kitchen cleaning equipment. A total of fifty kitchen sponges were collected along with a questionnaire addressing social demographics and kitchen sponge usage by students living at the Univers...
#1Na Ling (SCUT: South China University of Technology)H-Index: 6
#2Stephen ForsytheH-Index: 6
Last. Haiyan ZengH-Index: 17
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Abstract Cronobacter sakazakii (C. sakazakii) is a foodborne opportunistic pathogen that can cause life-threatening invasive diseases, such as necrotizing enterocolitis, meningitis, and sepsis in infants. The potential risk of C. sakazakii contamination of powdered infant formula (PIF) is an issue that has attracted considerable attention from manufacturers, regulators, and consumers. C. sakazakii biofilms on the surfaces of equipment and in diverse food-production environments constitute a mode...
#1Julio Parra-FloresH-Index: 5
#2Juan S. Aguirre (University of Chile)H-Index: 12
Last. Stephen Forsythe (University of Nottingham)H-Index: 6
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Cronobacter spp. are bacterial pathogens that cause neonatal meningitis, septicemia, and necrotizing enterocolitis in infants with a lethality rate of 40-80%. Powdered infant formulas (PIF) have been implicated as the main vehicles of transmission. The organism can also cause infection through contaminated expressed breast milk, and has been recovered from neonatal feeding tubes of neonates not fed reconstituted PIF. This study analysed Cronobacter sakazakii and Enterobacter spp. recovered from ...
#1Veronika Kadlicekova (Comenius University in Bratislava)H-Index: 2
#2Michal Kajsik (Comenius University in Bratislava)H-Index: 6
Last. Hana Drahovská (Comenius University in Bratislava)H-Index: 18
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Bacteria belonging to the genus Cronobacter are opportunistic pathogens known for causing rare but serious infections in neonates, including meningitis, necrotising enterocolitis and sepsis. Cronobacter infections occur also in adult populations, however, they generally have milder manifestations and their prevalence is uncertain. In this study, the presence of Cronobacter strains from adult patients in the University Hospital in Bratislava was investigated and overall 18 confirmed isolates from...
#1Shuang Wu (NEAU: Northeast Agricultural University)H-Index: 3
#2Yujun Jiang (NEAU: Northeast Agricultural University)H-Index: 8
Last. Chaoxin Man (NEAU: Northeast Agricultural University)H-Index: 8
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ABSTRACT The air in a powdered infant formula (PIF) factory is a potential transfer medium for microorganisms. In this study, air samples from 6 main processing areas, almost covering the whole PIF processing line and 1 outdoor location, were collected from a PIF manufacturing plant during the winter and summer periods. A cultivation-based and an Illumina (San Diego, CA) high-throughput 16S rRNA sequencing method was used to investigate the community structures and distributions of bacteria in t...
#1Peng Fei (HAUST: Henan University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
#2Yichao JiangH-Index: 2
Last. Stephen Forsythe (University of Nottingham)H-Index: 6
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Cronobacter sakazakii is an opportunistic pathogen that causes severe infections in neonates and infants through contaminated powdered infant formula (PIF). Therefore, the aim of this study was a large-scale study on determine the prevalence, molecular characterization and antibiotic susceptibility of C. sakazakii isolates from PIF purchased from Chinese retail markets. Two thousand and twenty PIF samples were collected from different institutions. Fifty-sixt C. sakazakii strains were isolated, ...
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