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Economic Costs of Human Illness from Foodborne Pathogens

Investigators
Frenzen, Paul
Institutions
USDA - Economic Research Service
Start date
2002
End date
2003
Objective
Currently the project is examining mortality due to gastroenteritis of unknown etiology (GUE), which accounts for nearly two-thirds of all deaths due to foodborne pathogens.
More information

ERS has had an important role in estimating the economic costs of foodborne illness, currently estimated at $6.9 billion due to five known microbial pathogens. Projects are ongoing to improve and update these estimates as new knowledge becomes available and estimation techniques improve.

The project is analyzing death certificate data from the 1979-1998 Multiple Cause of Death files and hospitalization records from the 1979-1999 National Hospital Discharge Survey.

Funding Source
Economic Research Service
Project number
DSHE5
Categories
Bacterial Pathogens