Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM, was the Principal Investigator on a 2012 UMASH (Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health) Center Pilot Project, Characterization of Shiga-toxin Producing E. coli Infections and Cryptosporidia in South Dakota with Respect to Agricultural Exposures and Other Risk Factors. Dr. Daly is an Extension Veterinarian and Associate Professor in the Veterinary and Biological Sciences Department at South Dakota State University. His pilot project focused on characterizing the exposure leading to illnesses from two specific pathogens.
As a result of this study, Dr. Daly just published an article in Zoonoses and Public Health, available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/zph.12251/abstract entitled “Characterizing the Role of Animal Exposures in Cryptosporidiosis and Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli Infections: South Dakota, 2012”. Dr. Daly indicated that “Animal contact on farms emerged as an important exposure route. Educational messages about personal protective measures should be directed at these individuals.” Thank you, Dr. Daly, for your important work in this area.