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Surveillance and Description

Tamar Lasky

in Epidemiologic Principles and Food Safety

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9780195172638
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865727 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172638.003.03
 Surveillance and Description

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Before a nation can track food-borne illness in a surveillance system, it must agree upon a definition of what illnesses should be counted. Different approaches are taken in different countries. This chapter uses epidemiologic methods to describe the incidence and mortality associated with food-borne illness as well as risk factors and sequelae.

Keywords: epidemiology; food safety; food-borne illness; definition; surveillance; incidence; prevalence; mortality; risk factors; sequelae

Chapter.  9487 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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