According to an analysis, the disease burden and associated costs caused by selected pathogens in the Netherlands increased in 2022.

Each year, RIVM investigates how many people become sick or die from gastrointestinal infections by examining 14 pathogens. These are mainly transmitted through food, but people can also come into

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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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Campylobacter, Salmonella, and norovirus caused the highest burden of disease in Denmark in 2019, according to a study.

Researchers ranked seven foodborne pathogens for their health and economic impact on Danish society in 2019. Work covered Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), Yersinia enterocolitica, Listeria monocytogenes, norovirus and hepatitis A.

The team looked at incidence, mortality

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Norovirus poses the highest burden on society out of 13 pathogens analyzed in the United Kingdom.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) ranked the foodborne pathogens in order of their detrimental effect on UK society. They were Campylobacter, Clostridium perfringens, E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Shigella, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, adenovirus, astrovirus,
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