Research – Manual for estimating the burden of foodborne diseases by countries

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Given the large number of foodborne illnesses reported each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has developed a manual to help countries measure the burden of foodborne illness and identify the needs of the food security system and data gaps so that they can strengthen national infrastructure and better protect people’s health.

This new manual provides detailed guidance on assessing the burden of disease caused by microbiological agents commonly transmitted through food. It is specially designed for national use and provides a complete picture of the requirements, the enabling factors, the challenges and opportunities involved, and the process steps. It also aims to promote the harmonization of methodologies for estimating the burden of foodborne diseases between countries.

Link to WHO book.

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