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Foodborne Parasites in Europe: present status and future trends


Trevisan, Chiara; Torgerson, Paul R; Robertson, Lucy J (2019). Foodborne Parasites in Europe: present status and future trends. Trends in Parasitology, 35(9):695-703.

Abstract

Although foodborne parasites (FBPs) are becoming recognized as important foodborne pathogens, they remain neglected compared with bacterial and viral foodborne pathogens. As drivers for infection with FBPs are variable, it is often unclear for funding bodies where research should be prioritized. Through a COST Action (Euro-FBP; FA1408), we harnessed Europe-wide expertise to address these questions, using an Expert Knowledge Elicitation approach. Eating habits, lack of food-chain control, lack of awareness from relevant agencies, globalization, and water quality were identified as major drivers for FBP infection. Prioritized research needs to be largely focused on methodological gaps, but also on surveillance concerns, impact-assessment issues, and the role of microbiota. Despite the European focus, these responses should be relevant to those concerned with FBPs globally.

Abstract

Although foodborne parasites (FBPs) are becoming recognized as important foodborne pathogens, they remain neglected compared with bacterial and viral foodborne pathogens. As drivers for infection with FBPs are variable, it is often unclear for funding bodies where research should be prioritized. Through a COST Action (Euro-FBP; FA1408), we harnessed Europe-wide expertise to address these questions, using an Expert Knowledge Elicitation approach. Eating habits, lack of food-chain control, lack of awareness from relevant agencies, globalization, and water quality were identified as major drivers for FBP infection. Prioritized research needs to be largely focused on methodological gaps, but also on surveillance concerns, impact-assessment issues, and the role of microbiota. Despite the European focus, these responses should be relevant to those concerned with FBPs globally.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Chair in Veterinary Epidemiology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Parasitology, Infectious Diseases, culinary habits; detection methods; diagnostics; epidemiology; research needs; surveillance
Language:English
Date:1 July 2019
Deposited On:26 Aug 2019 16:15
Last Modified:25 Sep 2019 00:41
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1471-4922
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pt.2019.07.002
PubMed ID:31358427
Project Information:
  • : FunderCOST
  • : Grant IDFA1408
  • : Project TitleA European Network for Foodborne Parasites in Europe (Euro-FBP)

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