Disease-causing microorganisms

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22 SEP

”New” lactic acid bacteria can make African camel milk safe

A research project headed by the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, has come up with the formula for a freeze-dried starter culture that African camel milk farmers can...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Food production
Campylobacter. Foto: CDC/ Dr. Patricia Fields, Dr. Collette Fitzgerald
02 SEP

Significantly more Danes infected with campylobacter in 2019

In 2019, the number of registered campylobacter infections increased by almost a fifth and studies show that many of the campylobacter outbreaks recorded that year were...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
Coronavirus stamtræ
10 AUG

Detecting emerging disease outbreaks through monitoring

A new European research collaboration aims to increase the chances of detecting emerging infectious disease outbreaks. Researchers from the National Food Institute, Technical...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Health and diseases
Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl
14 MAY

The real burden of disease for a number of foodborne diseases

The National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, has estimated how many Danes actually get sick from seven different disease-causing microorganisms that are...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Health and diseases
Coronavirus stamtræ
06 MAY

DTU develops global platform for sharing coronavirus data

A team of researchers at the Technical University of Denmark, DTU, is working with European partners to develop a platform where researchers worldwide can share and retrieve...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Health and diseases
Spildevand
29 APR

Toilet visits contribute to surveillance of coronavirus infection

Analyzing sewage can reveal whether the number of COVID-19 infections in an area is increasing or decreasing, according to analyses from the Technical University of Denmark...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Health and diseases
Photo: Colourbox.dk
04 MAR

Summer course with a focus on how One Health promotes a healthier world

A summer course in Denmark will give students from all over the world the opportunity to learn how the One Health concept can tackle challenges related to the health of...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
Campylobacter. Foto: CDC/ Dr. Patricia Fields, Dr. Collette Fitzgerald
18 FEB

New air testing detects campylobacter in chicken flocks more frequently

The likelihood of detecting campylobacter in chicken has quadrupled with a method developed in an EU project led by researchers at the Technical University of Denmark.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms
Photo: Colourbox.com
10 FEB

Wanted: Someone to lead global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance via sewage

In the journal Science, a DTU professor calls for someone to carry on a global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases via sewage.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
2019
Photo: Colourbox.com
21 NOV

DTU expands its international advisory services on antimicrobial resistance

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has designated the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as a new reference centre...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
Image: Human DNA. Philippe Plailly, Science Photo Library, Scanpix
19 NOV

When antimicrobials don’t work – one of the biggest threats to health

According to figures from the EU, antimicrobial resistance kills 25,000 Europeans annually. The WHO considers antimicrobial resistance to be one of the biggest threats...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Genes and genomes Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
E. coli bacteria / Image: CDC Image Library
22 OCT

Sour milk product to combat diarrhea in calves and increase animal welfare

A research project headed by the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, aims to develop a sour milk product that can prevent diarrhea in calves. This...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Livestock diseases Health and diseases Bacteria and microorganisms Production animals
Photo: Mikkel Adsbøl
07 OCT

Denmark continues to have many foodborne infections and outbreaks

The 64 reported foodborne disease outbreaks in 2018 included two rare and serious outbreaks, according to the annual report on the incidence of foodborne diseases in Denmark...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
Image: Colourbox.dk
28 MAR

Drawing inspiration from One Health surveillance initiatives

A new catalogue describes experiences of collaboration across sectors in the surveillance of zoonotic bacteria from ten countries. This creates an opportunity for other...

Food, fish and agriculture Bacteria and microorganisms Food safety
Photo: Colourbox.dk
21 MAR

Join a WHO webinar on global disease surveillance

Hear how analysis of sewage can be used to monitor the global occurrence of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases during a webinar on 26 March.

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
Photo: Courage Kosi Setsoafia Saba. University for Development Studies, Ghana
08 MAR

Sewage reveals levels of antimicrobial resistance worldwide

Sewage can reveal the occurrence of antimicrobial resistant bacteria among healthy populations, an international study led by the Technical University of Denmark shows...

Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes Food safety Health and diseases
Image: Colourbox.com
31 JAN

Join a conference on food safety and whole genome sequencing

An international conference will be held on 26-28 March 2019 in Paris with a focus on how the use of whole genome sequencing can increase food safety, help prevent disease...

Food, fish and agriculture Food safety Bacteria and microorganisms Genes and genomes
Photo: Colourbox.com
28 JAN

Hygienic design testing helps ensure a high level of food safety

For five years, the DTU Centre for Hygienic Design has helped to ensure that the food industry’s equipment can be cleaned in a way that supports Denmark's very high...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food technology
2018
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04 DEC

Research enables the food sector to reuse water

Research from the Technical University of Denmark shows that it is possible to clean chicken feet using 50% less water and that cleaning water can be reused in cooling...

Food, fish and agriculture Food production Food safety
Graphic: National Food Institute. Similarity between farms in relation to resistance profiles.
23 OCT

More antimicrobial resistance in pigs than in broilers in Europe

In the largest metagenomics study of production animals to date, the Technical University of Denmark has found more antimicrobial resistance in pigs than in broilers, but...

Genes and genomes Bacteria and microorganisms Food, fish and agriculture Food safety
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