Jeff F. Farber

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The Mini-Mental State Examination and the WAIS-R were administered to 105 patients in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. MMSE scores correlated 0.83 with full scale IQ, which indicates that the MMSE may be a reasonable alternative measure of overall intellectual functioning in Alzheimer patients, for whom more extensive testing is impractical or(More)
A risk assessment was performed to determine the health risks associated with the consumption of Canadian grade A eggs internally contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. The distribution of the prevalence of contaminated eggs yielded an average of 1.7 per million from regulated laying flocks. The poorest storage and handling conditions for eggs represent(More)
Canada's vision for the agri-food industry in the 21st century is the establishment of a national food safety system employing hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) principles and microbiological verification tools, with traceability throughout the gate-to-plate continuum. Voluntary on-farm food safety (OFFS) programs, based in part on HACCP(More)
Animal rotavirus (RoV) strains detected in Canadian swine and dairy cattle farms were characterized by sequence analysis of viral protein 4 (VP4), VP6, VP7 and non-structural protein 4 segments from 15 RoV strains. Some porcine strains were found to contain a mixture of segments typical of human and animal viruses. One strain represented a novel VP6(More)
Listeria monocytogenes, a psychrotrophic organism capable of growing at refrigeration temperatures, is of major concern in extended shelf life, refrigerated foods. Considering that as much as 80-90% of human listeriosis cases are linked to the ingestion of contaminated food, human cases are predominantly seen in high-risk individuals, including(More)
© 2011 Mihajlovic et al.; licensee InTech. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Abstract Mycobacterium avium subsp.(More)
Avian leukosis virus (ALV)-free candidate primary and secondary seed lots were indistinguishable from corresponding ALV-contaminated lots with respect to (i) potency as measured by titration in newborn and weanling mice and in the MA-104 plaque system, (ii) degree of viscerotropism as measured by viremia in monkeys, (iii) neurotropism as determined by the(More)