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World Health Organization Global Estimates and Regional Comparisons of the Burden of Foodborne Disease in 2010

Havelaar, Arie H; Kirk, Martyn; Torgerson, P.R.; Gibb, Herman J; Hald, Tine; Lake, R J; Praet, Nicolas; Bellinger, David C; de Silva, Nilanthi; Gargouri, Neyla; Speybroeck, Niko; Cawthorne, Amy; Mathers, Colin; Stein, Claudia; Angulo, Frederick J; Devleesschauwer, Brecht

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Illness and death from diseases caused by contaminated food are a constant threat to public health and a significant impediment to socio-economic development worldwide. To measure the global and regional burden of foodborne disease (FBD), the World Health Organization (WHO) established the Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG), which here reports their first estimates of the incidence, mortality, and disease burden due to 31 foodborne hazards. We find that the global...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103598
Source: PLoS Medicine
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001923

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