Improving Burden of Disease and Source Attribution Estimates

Last updated on 30-12-2018 by Brecht Devleesschauwer

Scientific book or chapter

English

SCIENSANO

Abstract:

Disease burden estimates provide the foundation for evidence-informed policy making and are critical to public health priority setting around food safety. Several efforts have recently been undertaken to better quantify the burden of foodborne disease, but there is still much work to be done. While burden estimates are crucial to raising awareness of foodborne diseases, estimating their public health impact, and ranking diseases according to their importance, they may be insufficient for policy making. Knowledge on the most important sources of foodborne disease is key to identifying and pr…

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