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Ups and downs in zoonotic disease trends in Europe

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HUMAN cases of campylobacteriosis in Europe increased in 2011, as did the number of human infections with verotoxigenic Escherichia coli (VTEC); however, the number of Salmonella infections in people fell.

These are among the findings reported in the 2011 annual report on zoonoses and foodborne infections from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The report, which was published this month, covers 10 zoonotic diseases and collates data on foodborne outbreaks (defined as those that include two or more human cases in which the same contaminated food has been eaten). Data were supplied by 27 EU member states and three European countries that were not members of the EU.

Campylobacteriosis remained …

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