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Estimated number of cases of foodborne infectious disease in New Zealand.
N Z Med J. 2000 Jul 14; 113(1113):278-81.NZ

Abstract

AIMS

To estimate the annual number of cases of infectious intestinal disease caused by foodborne pathogens in New Zealand and estimate the impact of these diseases in terms of days lost to illness.

METHODS

Incidence of foodborne diseases were derived from data from infectious disease surveillance and hospital sources, and estimates of unreported illnesses using published population based studies.

RESULTS

The estimated number of cases of foodborne infectious disease is approximately 119 000 per year, including 19 000 general practitioner visits, 400 hospital admissions, 22 cases of long term illness and two deaths. It is estimated that the number of cases of potentially foodborne infectious disease is approximately 199 000. Total number of cases of all infectious intestinal disease could be as high as 823 000. Days of lost production and leisure time activities lost to foodborne infectious disease are estimated as approximately 497 000.

CONCLUSION

Foodborne infectious diseases represent a major public health burden in terms of the number of cases and days lost to illness.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Food Group, Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd, Christchurch. rob.lake@esr.cri.nzNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10935567

Citation

Lake, R J., et al. "Estimated Number of Cases of Foodborne Infectious Disease in New Zealand." The New Zealand Medical Journal, vol. 113, no. 1113, 2000, pp. 278-81.
Lake RJ, Baker MG, Garrett N, et al. Estimated number of cases of foodborne infectious disease in New Zealand. N Z Med J. 2000;113(1113):278-81.
Lake, R. J., Baker, M. G., Garrett, N., Scott, W. G., & Scott, H. M. (2000). Estimated number of cases of foodborne infectious disease in New Zealand. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 113(1113), 278-81.
Lake RJ, et al. Estimated Number of Cases of Foodborne Infectious Disease in New Zealand. N Z Med J. 2000 Jul 14;113(1113):278-81. PubMed PMID: 10935567.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Estimated number of cases of foodborne infectious disease in New Zealand. AU - Lake,R J, AU - Baker,M G, AU - Garrett,N, AU - Scott,W G, AU - Scott,H M, PY - 2000/8/10/pubmed PY - 2000/8/29/medline PY - 2000/8/10/entrez SP - 278 EP - 81 JF - The New Zealand medical journal JO - N Z Med J VL - 113 IS - 1113 N2 - AIMS: To estimate the annual number of cases of infectious intestinal disease caused by foodborne pathogens in New Zealand and estimate the impact of these diseases in terms of days lost to illness. METHODS: Incidence of foodborne diseases were derived from data from infectious disease surveillance and hospital sources, and estimates of unreported illnesses using published population based studies. RESULTS: The estimated number of cases of foodborne infectious disease is approximately 119 000 per year, including 19 000 general practitioner visits, 400 hospital admissions, 22 cases of long term illness and two deaths. It is estimated that the number of cases of potentially foodborne infectious disease is approximately 199 000. Total number of cases of all infectious intestinal disease could be as high as 823 000. Days of lost production and leisure time activities lost to foodborne infectious disease are estimated as approximately 497 000. CONCLUSION: Foodborne infectious diseases represent a major public health burden in terms of the number of cases and days lost to illness. SN - 0028-8446 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10935567/Estimated_number_of_cases_of_foodborne_infectious_disease_in_New_Zealand_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/foodborneillness.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -