Hygiene and Environmental Health Module: 9. Foodborne Diseases and the Investigation of Disease Outbreaks

Study Session 9  Foodborne Diseases and the Investigation of Disease Outbreaks

Introduction

Foodborne diseases are a major public health problem. They result from eating foods that contain substances which are either infectious or toxic in nature. In the previous session you have learned about microbial and chemical food contamination. In this session you will learn more about the foodborne diseases that are important for public health, their type and classification, their characteristics and their common symptoms. You will also learn how outbreaks of foodborne diseases should be investigated.

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Learning Outcomes for Study Session 9