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Sodagari, H. R., Agrawal, I., Sohail, M. N., Yudhanto, S., & Varga, C. (2024). Monitoring antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter isolates of chickens and turkeys at slaughter establishment level across the United States, 2013-2021. Epidemiology and Infection, 1-32.  10.1017/s0950268824000359

Shrestha, R. D., Agunos, A., Gow, S. P., & Varga, C. (2023). Assessing antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli and its association with antimicrobial use in Canadian turkey flocks. Epidemiology & Infection, 151, e152. 10.1017/S0950268823001462

Sodagari, H. R., Agrawal, I., Yudhanto, S., & Varga, C. (2023). Longitudinal analysis of differences and similarities in antimicrobial resistance among commensal Escherichia coli isolated from market swine and sows at slaughter in the United States of America, 2013–2019. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 407, 110388.

Shrestha, R. D., Agunos, A., Gow, S. P., Deckert, A. E., & Varga, C. (2023). Decrease in the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Escherichia coli isolates of Canadian turkey flocks driven by the implementation of an antimicrobial stewardship program. PloS one, 18(7), e0282897. 0.1371/journal.pone.0282897

Sodagari, H. R., Shrestha, R. D., Agunos, A., Gow, S. P., & Varga, C. (2023). Comparison of antimicrobial resistance among Salmonella enterica serovars isolated from Canadian turkey flocks, 2013 to 2021. Poultry science, 102(6), 102655. 10.1016/j.psj.2023.102655

Agrawal, I., Bromfield, C., & Varga, C. (2023). Assessing and improving on-farm biosecurity knowledge and practices among swine producers and veterinarians through online surveys and an educational website in Illinois, United States. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 10, 1167056. 10.3389/fvets.2023.1167056

Yudhanto, S., & Varga, C. (2023). Knowledge and Attitudes of Small Animal Veterinarians on Antimicrobial Use Practices Impacting the Selection of Antimicrobial Resistance in Dogs and Cats in Illinois, United States: A Spatial Epidemiological Approach. Antibiotics, 12(3), 542. 10.3390/antibiotics12030542

Yudhanto, S., Hung, C. C., Maddox, C. W., & Varga, C. (2022). Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria Isolated From Canine Urine Samples Submitted to a Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Illinois, United States. Frontiers in veterinary science, 9, 867784.

Varga, C., McDonald, P., Brown, W. M., Shelton, P., Roca, A. L., Novakofski, J. E., & Mateus‐Pinilla, N. E. (2021). Evaluating the ability of a locally focused culling program in removing chronic wasting disease infected free‐ranging white‐tailed deer in Illinois, USA, 2003–2020. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases.

Varga, C., John, P., Cooke, M., & Majowicz, S. E. (2021). Area-level clustering of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli infections and their socioeconomic and demographic factors in Ontario, Canada: An ecological study. Foodborne pathogens and disease, 18(7), 438-447.

Varga, C., John, P., Cooke, M., & Majowicz, S. E. (2020). Spatial and space-time clustering and demographic characteristics of human nontyphoidal Salmonella infections with major serotypes in Toronto, Canada. PloS one, 15(7), e0235291.

Varga C, Guerin MT, Brash ML, Slavic D, Boerlin P, Susta L. Antimicrobial resistance in Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli isolated from small poultry flocks in Ontario, Canada: A two-year surveillance study. (2019). PLoS ONE 14(8): e0221429.

Varga C., Brash ML, Slavic D, Boerlin P, Ouckama R, Weisz A, Guerin MT. (2018). Evaluating virulence-associated genes and antimicrobial resistance of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli isolates from broiler and broiler breeder chickens in Ontario, Canada. Avian Diseases, 62(3), 291–299.

Varga C, Pearl DL, McEwen SA, Sargeant JM, Pollari F, Guerin MT. Area-level global and local clustering of human Salmonella Enteritidis infection rates in the city of Toronto, Canada, 2007-2009. BMC Infectious Diseases 2015, 15:359.

Varga C, Pearl D L, McEwen S A, Sargeant J M, Pollari F, Guerin MT (2013). Evaluating area-level spatial clustering of Salmonella Enteritidis infections and their socioeconomic determinants in the Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada (2007 – 2009): A retrospective population-based ecological study. BMC Public Health 2013, 13:1078.

Varga C, Pearl DL, McEwen SA, Sargeant JM, Pollari F, Guerin MT. Incidence, distribution, seasonality, and demographic risk factors of Salmonella Enteritidis human infections in Ontario, Canada, 2007-2009. BMC Infect Dis. 2013 May 10;13:212.

Varga C, Rajić A, McFall ME, Reid-Smith RJ, Deckert AE, Checkley SL, McEwen SA. Associations between reported on-farm antimicrobial use practices and observed antimicrobial resistance in generic fecal Escherichia coli isolated from Alberta finishing swine farms. Prev Vet Med. 2009, 88(3):185-92.