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Estimating the burden of acute gastroenteritis, foodborne disease, and pathogens commonly transmitted by food: an international review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16080093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The burden of foodborne disease is not well defined in many countries or regions or on a global level. The World Health Organization (WHO), in conjunction with other national public health agencies, is coordinating a number of international activities designed to assist countries in the strengthening of disease surveillance and to determine the burden of acute gastroenteritis. These data can then be used to estimate the following situations: (1) the burden associated with acute gastroenteritis of foodborne origin, (2) the burden caused by specific pathogens commonly transmitted by food, and (3) the burden caused by specific foods or food groups. Many of the scientists collaborating with the WHO on these activities have been involved in quantifying the burden of acute gastroenteritis on a national basis. This article reviews these key national studies and the international efforts that are providing the necessary information and technical resources to derive national, regional, and global burden of disease estimates.
Authors:
James A Flint; Yvonne T Van Duynhoven; Fredrick J Angulo; Stephanie M DeLong; Peggy Braun; Martyn Kirk; Elaine Scallan; Margaret Fitzgerald; Goutam K Adak; Paul Sockett; Andrea Ellis; Gillian Hall; Neyla Gargouri; Henry Walke; Peter Braam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2005-07-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1537-6591     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-04     Completed Date:  2006-08-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9203213     Medline TA:  Clin Infect Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  698-704     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Caribbean Epidemiology Centre, PAHO, World Health Organization, Port of Spain, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. james_flint@phac-aspc.gc.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Australia / epidemiology
Canada / epidemiology
England / epidemiology
Food Microbiology*
Foodborne Diseases*
Gastroenteritis / epidemiology*
Humans
Ireland / epidemiology
Netherlands / epidemiology
Population Surveillance
United States / epidemiology

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