Publication
Title
The dioxin crisis as experiment to determine poultry-related Campylobacter enteritis
Author
Abstract
In June 1999, the dioxin crisis, caused by dioxin-contaminated feed components, exploded in Belgium, resulting in withdrawal of chicken and eggs from the market. Through the sentinel surveillance system, a decrease in Campylobacter infections during June 1999 was noticed. A model was generated with the reports from preceding years (1994 to 1998), and a prediction of the number of infections in 1999 was calculated. The model shows a significant decline (40%) in the number of infections, mainly because of the withdrawal of poultry. The use of a disaster as an epidemiologic tool offers a unique opportunity to observe exceptional changes in the occurrence of infections or other diseases.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Emerging infectious diseases / National Center for Infectious Diseases. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. - Atlanta, Ga
Publication
Atlanta, Ga : 2002
ISSN
1080-6040
Volume/pages
8:1(2002), p. 19-22
ISI
000173411200004
Full text (open access)
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 12.07.2012
Last edited 17.07.2017