The World Health Organization in Geneva is publishing the report, Estimates of the Global Burden of Foodborne
Diseases, today (03 Dec).
Practicing food safety is critical because the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) that causes Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) can damage, or destroy the body'simmune system , making those living with this disease more susceptible to foodborne
illness (often called "food poisoning").
The objective of public health surveillance systems for foodborne
illnesses is to identify the causes of foodborne
disease so that prevention and control programs can be introduced and, if necessary, strengthened (3).
Food safety: Emerging trends in foodborne
illness surveillance and prevention.
Many agents can cause foodborne
illness; some of these agents are transmitted to humans by other routes as well as by food.
Despite apparent improvements in consumer understanding about how to prevent contamination of food products, improved food safety inspection and testing approaches/methodologies and an overall increase in awareness across the food service about the prevention of cross contamination and hygiene, it is expected that foodborne
illness outbreaks will continue to rise.
The Web-based reporting system is designed to capture data from anyone who is ill and experiencing symptoms of foodborne
illness, whether the food was consumed at home, in a restaurant, at a group gathering or elsewhere.
Introduction, 2 Surveillance for foodborne
pathogens in humans 3.
She and her colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta reviewed data on 9,034 foodborne
outbreaks collected through the Foodborne
Outbreak Reporting System from 1998 to 2004.
This delay in onset can create the illusion that an infection is caused by something other than a foodborne
illness in the United States declined dramatically in the past five years, according to the latest figures from FoodNet, a surveillance system operated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in cooperation with other federal and state agencies.
Although chemicals can cause foodborne
disease, it is most commonly associated with microorganisms.