Burden and Risk Assessment of Foodborne Disease

Last updated on 7-3-2019 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

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English

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Abstract:

Foodborne illness is typically associated with acute gastroenteritis, caused by intestinal infection by bacteria, viruses, or parasites. The actual scope of foodborne disease is however much broader than this. Intestinal infections with common pathogens such as Campylobacter or Salmonella may result in disabling complications, long-term health outcomes, or even death. Furthermore, foodborne hazards include a broad range of microbiological and chemical agents, several of which are able to cause extra-intestinal disease, e.g., central nervous system manifestations due to congenital toxoplasmo…

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