Management of food borne illness
Sharma, V.K.; Savaliya, C.V. and Darekar, S.D. (2008) Management of food borne illness. Veterinary World, 1 (2). pp. 55-58. ISSN 0972-8988
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Food borne illness is a serious public health problem. Numbers of persons die as a result of food borne illnesses are primarily the very young, elderly and the immunocompromised. Recent changes in human demographics and food preferences, changes in food production and distribution systems, microbial adaptation, and lack of support for public health resources and infrastructure have led to the emergence of novel as well as traditional food borne diseases. With increasing travel and trade opportunities, it is not surprising that the risk of contracting and spreading a food borne illness now exists locally, regionally, and even globally. This primer is directed to primary care physicians, who are more likely to see the index case of a potential food-related disease outbreak. It is a teaching tool to update primary care physicians about food borne illness and remind them of their important role in recognizing suspicious symptoms, disease clusters, and etiologic agents, and reporting cases of food borne illness to public health authorities.
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