An investigation protocol to manage a foodborne outbreak in a disaster event

ConclusionsThe results demonstrated the validity of the procedure and the simple execution of the software analysis. These guidelines represent an opportunity for the implementation of foodborne disease management strategies and could be used throughout the community, leading to an improvement of the Public Health surveillance system.Key messagesThese guidelines allow for effective management of a food toxinfection episode.The original software TOSSINFO used in this procedure enables quick and easy identification of infected food.
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Anatomical Sciences Education - Category: Anatomy Authors: Tags: RESEARCH REPORT Source Type: research
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Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Coronavirus Microbiology Vaccines and immunisation Health policy Medical research Infectious diseases World Health Organization Epidemics Science Politics Society UK news Source Type: news
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