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Parasitol Today. 1994 Nov;10(11):419-23.

Economic losses caused by foodborne parasitic diseases.

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Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20005-4788, USA.

Abstract

Fragmentary data indicate that zoonotic parasites cause human illnesses with medical costs and productivity and disability losses totalling billions of dollars annually. Food is an important vehicle for some of these parasitic diseases. The cost to public health is not reflected in the priorities given to these parasitic diseases in either research or public health planning. In this article, Tanya Roberts, Darwin Murrell and Suzanne Marks discuss the cost of toxoplasmosis, taeniasis, cysticercosis, trichinellosis and other foodborne parasitic diseases.

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15275523
PMCID:
PMC5444537
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