The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for experts to contribute to work on the economic impact of foodborne diseases. 

WHO is in the process of updating global estimates on the public health burden of foodborne infections. This will look at patients, deaths, and disability-adjusted life year (DALY) loss from

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Researchers have produced country-specific estimates of foodborne diseases in two African countries to raise awareness about the scale of the problem. 

The study assessed the economic cost in Burkina Faso and Ethiopia related to foodborne diseases caused by non-typhoidal Salmonella, Campylobacter, and enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) in all foods, chicken meat, and tomatoes. 

Economic costs

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Foodborne illness costs Australia almost AUD $2.5 billion annually, according to updated estimates.

Figures show the scale of the problem is $2.44 billion (U.S. $1.58 billion) each year. The largest component is lost productivity because of non-fatal illnesses, followed by premature mortality and direct costs including hospitalizations and other healthcare

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