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Salmonella Infections, Networks of Knowledge, and Public Health in Britain, 1880-1975$
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Anne Hardy

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198704973

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704973.001.0001

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Ghastly Kitchens—the Borgia Tradition

Ghastly Kitchens—the Borgia Tradition

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(p.199) 9 Ghastly Kitchens—the Borgia Tradition
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Salmonella Infections, Networks of Knowledge, and Public Health in Britain, 1880-1975
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Anne Hardy

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704973.003.0010

In the later 1970s, the microbiological landscape of food infections began to change, with Salmonella being displaced by Campylobacter as the principal causal organism. This chapter explores the changing landscape of food-borne disease in the later twentieth century. The chapter shows how old problems of personal hygiene, food preparation practices, and food fraud persist into the present, and outlines recent pathogenic developments such as the proliferation of multi-drug-resistant strains and the emergence of a number of new ecological niches which indicate that the global struggle against food-borne disease will continue. In this landscape, Salmonella continues to occupy an important place.

Keywords:   Salmonella, Campylobacter, food-borne disease, hygiene, fraud, multi-drug resistance, global struggle

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