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EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) and ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), 2014. The European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks in 2012

Korsgaard, Helle; Helwigh, Birgitte; Sørensen, Anna Irene Vedel; Skiby, Jeffrey Edward; Borck Høg, Birgitte;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Europen Food Safety Authority
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
Zoonoses are infections and diseases that are naturally transmissible, directly or indirectly, for example via contaminated foodstuffs, between animals and humans. The severity of these diseases in humans varies from subclinical infection or mild symptoms to life-threatening conditions. In order to prevent zoonoses from occurring, it is important to identify which animals and foodstuffs are the main sources of infection. For this purpose information aimed at protecting human health is collected and analysed from all European Union Member States.<br/><br/>In 2012, 27 Member States submitted information on the occurrence of zoonoses, zoonotic agents and food‑borne...
Subjects
free text keywords: Zoonoses, Monitoring, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Listeria, Parasites, Food-borne outbreaks
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