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Methodological framework for World Health Organization estimates of the global burden of foodborne disease

Devleesschauwer, Brecht; Haagsma, Juanita; Angulo, Frederick J; Bellinger, David C; Cole, Dana; Döpfer, Dörte; Fazil, Aamir; Fèvre, Eric M; Gibb, Herman J; Hald, Tine; Kirk, Martyn; Lake, R J; Maertens de Noordhout, Charline; Mathers, Colin; McDonald, Scott A; Pires, Sara M; Speybroeck, Niko; Thomas, Kate; Torgerson, P.R.; Wu, Felicia; Havelaar, Arie H; Praet, Nicolas


Background The Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG) was established in 2007 by the World Health Organization to estimate the global burden of foodborne diseases (FBDs). This paper describes the methodological framework developed by FERG's Computational Task Force to transform epidemiological information into FBD burden estimates. Methods and Findings The global and regional burden of 31 FBDs was quantified, along with limited estimates for 5 other FBDs, using...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142498
Access Rights: Open Access


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