Epidemiology

Jim McLauchlin, Christine Little, Gordon Nichols, Richard Elson, Iain Gillespie

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Abstract

Surveillance and epidemiology 114 Surveillance systems 115 Field investigations and descriptive studies 124 Analytical studies 125 Attribution 129 Evaluation 131 Policy development 131 Burden of illness 132 Factors contributing to outbreaks of food poisoning 133 Examples of outbreaks and incidents 133 Summary 143 Sources of information and further reading 143 Compiling an evidence base for the control of food poisoning and application of good food hygiene practices requires collection, analysis and interpreta - tion of data on the occurrence of foodborne disease. Therefore it is essential to have an understanding of how data are collected, how food poisoning agents are identified and how this information is translated into interven tions to prevent more cases occurring.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHobbs’ Food Poisoning and Food Hygiene, 7th edition
PublisherCRC Press
Pages114-145
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9781444113747
ISBN (Print)9781138454903
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2007 by Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd (Chapters 1-10 and 12-32) and Alec Kyriakides (Chapter 11).

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