The Community Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents, Antimicrobial resistance and Foodborne outbreaks in the European Union in 2006

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European Food Safety Authority
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2007.130r
Type
Scientific Report of EFSA
Approved
3 December 2007
Published
19 December 2007
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Summary

Zoonoses are diseases or infections that are transmissible from animals to humans. The infection can be acquired directly from animals, or through ingestion of contaminated foodstuffs. The gravity of these diseases in humans can vary from mild symptoms to life threatening conditions.

In 2006, twenty-four Member States submitted information on the occurrence of zoonoses, zoonotic agents, antimicrobial resistance and food-borne outbreaks to the European Commission and EFSA. Further information on zoonoses cases in humans was acquired from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The information covered 17 diseases. Assisted by its Zoonoses Collaboration Centre, EFSA and ECDC jointly analysed the information and published the results in this annual Community Summary Report. In addition, six countries that were not EU Member States provided information on zoonoses for the report.

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The Community Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents, Antimicrobial resistance and Foodborne outbreaks in the European Union in 2006
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