Global surveillance of Salmonella in animals, food and humans: Identification of major sources and analysis of global trends

Project Details


The objectives are to provide an overview of Salmonella serovars in different countries and regions, evaluate trends over the years and analyze the worldwide epidemiology of the various serovars.

The overall aim is to estimate the attribution of the global burden of human salmonellosis on the various animal-food sources, by:

1) Reviewing the Salmonella serovar distribution in animal reservoirs to obtain the expected distribution and prevalence of Salmonella serovars in different countries, by animal host.

2) Developing a Global Atlas of Food Consumption from several food consumption databases worldwide, which will provide data on the estimated consumption of animal-originated food items in different countries/regions.

3) Use the Global Livestock Production and Health Atlas (GLiPHA) to provide data on global distribution of animal hosts and other possible animal-originated sources of Salmonella contamination.

The project is done in close collaboration with WHO, and supports the WHO initiative to estimate the global burden of foodborne disease (FERG).
Effective start/end date01/04/200902/03/2012

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