HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Salmonella Vaccine Now Available For Poultry

A vaccine invented by a biologist at Washington University in St. Louis has received federal approval for use in controlling Salmonella bacteria in poultry.

Megan Health Inc., a St. Louis based vaccine discovery company, has been granted a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) license for a vaccine that controls Salmonella contamination of poultry products.

The new vaccine, Megan™Vac 1, is applied to baby chicks via spray in the hatchery. The vaccine stimulates immunity in the chickens, preventing Salmonella infection during the growing period which may result in contamination and subsequent food borne infection of humans.

In recently completed trials on US commercial broiler farms which included more than a million pounds of chicken, Megan™Vac 1 eliminated Salmonella on dressed chicken. Ten percent of the non-vaccinated chickens in these trials were contaminated.

The US broiler chicken industry has improved their processed chicken contamination rate greatly in the past few years moving from 50% positive in the 1980's to 20% positive two years ago to 10% this past year (according to tests reported by USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service). " Our new vaccine is a remarkable tool which will help broiler producers reach their goal of 0 % contamination." says David Zacek, President of Megan Health Animal Health Division.

The new vaccine, more than 4.5 years in development, is the invention of Roy Curtiss III, Ph.D., professor of biology at Washington University and founder of Megan Health, Inc.

"This vaccine is designed to live only long enough to stimulate an immune response in chickens and then is eliminated by the chickens' immune system to assure food safety at processing. It is very specific for Salmonella control, very low cost at less than one cent per bird and is easily applied using traditional techniques now used by US broiler chicken production companies." according to Sandra Kelly, MS, Biologicals Deve
'"/>

Contact: Tony Fitzpatrick
tony_fitzpatrick@aismail.wustl.edu
314-935-5272
Washington University in St. Louis
3-Dec-1998


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Salmonella infects cells and saves itself by altering host membrane lipids
2. Salmonella uses molecular staples to change structure of infected cells
3. Vion Demonstrates Readiness Of First Tumor-Targeting Salmonella For Human Testing Against Solid Tumors
4. Researchers Identify Key Gene That Controls Emergence Of Salmonella
5. DT104 Advice:How To Slow Salmonella Spread
6. First Salmonella Vaccine For Poultry To Be On The Market Soon
7. Hope Clinic of Emory Vaccine Center receives CDC contract
8. Vaccines against foodborne disease on horizon
9. GenVec, U.S. NMRC, and PATHs Malaria Vaccine Initiative partner to expand malaria vaccine efforts
10. Vaccine technique shows potential against common form of lung cancer
11. Fighting fire with fire? Vaccine based on chimp virus shows promise against HIV

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Salmonella Vaccine Now Available For Poultry

(Date:10/17/2014)... Copenhagen have shown for the first time how bacteria ... patients, giving them the opportunity to get tremendous insights ... The study also discovered the bacterial growth in chronic ... or slowed down by the immune cells. The researchers ... helped "suffocate" the bacteria, forcing the bacteria to switch ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... human body. Battles are won, lost or sometimes ... stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can last up to 25 ... is poorly understood. , A new computational ... a Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, may ... the switch to a malignant state. Published today ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... Oregon and Washington land managers have a new synthesis ... eastside moist mixed-conifer (MMC) forests in the two states. ... Forests in Eastern Oregon and Washington: A Synthesis of ... Management, a general technical report published by the U.S. ... response to a request from managers for a synthesis ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Scientists opens black box on bacterial growth in cystic fibrosis lung infection 2Modeling tumor dormancy 2New report synthesizes best available science on management of moist mixed-conifer forests 2
(Date:10/19/2014)... 2014 OCTOBER 20-22, 2014: ... ABIM will take place at the ... ABIM 2014 is now available at ... companies and organizations from all over the ... on the latest products and developments on ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... October 19, 2014 The Asia-Pacific Speech ... market in Asia-Pacific with analysis and forecast of revenue. ... in 2014 to $208 million by 2019, at a ... to 2019. , Browse through the TOC of the ... of the in-depth analysis provided. It also provides a ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... 19, 2014 According to market ... Points; WLAN Controllers; Wireless gateways)]- Global Advancements, Forecasts ... the global Outdoor Wi-Fi market with analysis and ... MarketsandMarkets also identifies the drivers and the restrains ... trends, opportunities and challenges. , Browse 65 market ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... The Asian arthroscopic devices report defines and ... forecast of revenue. The arthroscopic devices market in Asia ... at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2013 to 2018. ... devices market, to get an idea of the in-depth ... segmentation of arthroscopic devices market in the same region, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Speech Analytics market is estimated to reach $208 million by 2019 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Outdoor Wi-Fi Market (by Access Points, WLAN Controllers, Wireless gateways) Expected to Cross $37.2 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Outdoor Wi-Fi Market (by Access Points, WLAN Controllers, Wireless gateways) Expected to Cross $37.2 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Outdoor Wi-Fi Market (by Access Points, WLAN Controllers, Wireless gateways) Expected to Cross $37.2 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4The Asian arthroscopic devices market is estimated to grow to $712.3 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asian arthroscopic devices market is estimated to grow to $712.3 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asian arthroscopic devices market is estimated to grow to $712.3 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4
Cached News: