I have highlighted that we present estimates (and not absolute ”exact” numbers), which are based on mathematical/probabilistic model and therefore are still uncertain. We also present uncertainty intervals to illustrate this. Still, we believe these are the best estimates we can derive, and certainly closer to reality than the number of cases of disease captured by surveillance. We believe that our results are useful to highlight the need for continuing and strengthening food safety policies in the country.
Burden of foodborne diseases’ Report published. The journalist wanted to have clarified the real meaning of the underreporting gap we have estimated, and how certain we were of our results. In addition, the journalist asked about the utility of such information for polititians.