Epidemiology and Foodborne Illness

Epidemiology and Foodborne Illness

by Tamar Lasky
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195172639

ISBN-13: 9780195172638

Pub. Date: 03/29/2007

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Epidemiology has long played a critical role in investigating outbreaks of foodborne illness and in identifying the microbial pathogens associated with such illness. Epidemiologists were the detectives who would track down the guilty culprit- the food vehicle carrying the pathogen, as well as the fateful errors that resulted in contamination or multiplication of

Overview

Epidemiology has long played a critical role in investigating outbreaks of foodborne illness and in identifying the microbial pathogens associated with such illness. Epidemiologists were the detectives who would track down the guilty culprit- the food vehicle carrying the pathogen, as well as the fateful errors that resulted in contamination or multiplication of pathogens. The first book of its kind, this volume describes the various ways epidemiologic principles are applied to meet the challenges of maintaining a safe food supply. It addresses both the prevention and control of food borne illness. Starting with a history and background of food borne illness, the book continues by describing the means of following up on an outbreak and measuring exposures. The book concludes by describing the regulatory context that shapes food safety activities at the local, national and international levels. Chapters are written by leaders in the field of public health and food safety, including experts in epidemiology, microbiology, risk assessment, economics, and environmental health and policy. This is the definitive book for students, researchers and professionals interested in how epidemiology plays a role in keeping our food safe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195172638
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/29/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Allen J. Wilcox     v
Contributors     xvii
Introduction and Background   Tamar Lasky     3
Infectious Agents   A. Mahdi Saeed   Rilba Naji     18
Surveillance and Description   Luenda E. Charles   Tamar Lasky     40
Vehicles, Sources, Risk Factors, and Causes   Tamar Lasky     64
Food as Exposure: Measuring Dietary Intake and Consumption Patterns   Nga L. Tran   Leila Barraj     76
Managing a FoodBorne Outbreak   Tamar Lasky     96
Epidemiologic Study Designs   Tamar Lasky     122
Data Quality   Tamar Lasky     139
Risk Assessment   Steven A. Anderson   Sherri B. Dennis     160
Food Production and Processing   James C. Kile     177
Food Handling and Preparation   Charles Higgins     197
The Economic Context   Tanya Roberts     216
The Regulatory Environment   Sean Altekruse     230
Index     245

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