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Vehicles, Sources, Risk Factors, and Causes

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/9780195172638.003.04
 Vehicles, Sources, Risk Factors, and Causes

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Modern epidemiologic approaches to food safety draw on causal models from both infectious and chronic disease epidemiology. This chapter uses the causal model to identify sources of contamination, vehicles of exposure, and risk factors increasing the probability of a food-borne outbreak.

Keywords: epidemiology; food safety; food-borne illness; vehicles; sources; risk factors; causality; outbreak; infectious disease; chronic disease

Chapter.  4631 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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