March 2017 Trivia Answers

Leonard Polzin was the only person to answer the March trivia question correctly. Congratulations! 

March alumni trivia question:

Dr. Anup Kollanoor Johny is an Assistant Professor in Animal Science focusing on poultry interventional microbiology. To ensure microbiologically safe and sustainable poultry production, he focuses on alternative strategies to control food borne illnesses such as Salmonella.

Salmonella, a major cause of foodborne outbreaks in the United States, is estimated to cause an annual economic loss of which dollar amount? 

a) $1 billion per year
b $2.6 billion per year
c) $3.9 billion per  year
d) $4.4 billion per year

The answer: $4.4 billion per year! 

In Solutions Magazine, Dr. Anup Kollanoor Johny states "We still don't clearly understand why Salmonella thrives well in poultry despite all of the interventions. It just survives. It's a major food borne bacterium that causes 1 million food borne illnesses in the United States with gastrointestinal outcomes in humans." Learn more here