Risk Assessment of Choleragenic Vibrio Cholerae 01 and 0139 in Warm-water Shrimpin International Trade. Interpretative Summary and Technical Report
Microbiological Risk Assessment Series, No. 9
Nonserial Publication
World Health Organization
ISBN-13    9789241563123 ISBN-10    9241563125
Order Number    11500656 Format    Package
Price    CHF    27.00 / US$    32.40 Developing countries:    CHF    18.90
English     2006        107   pages
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Choleragenic Vibrio cholerae 01 and 0139 are the causative agents of cholera, a water- and food- borne disease with epidemic and pandemic potential. This report focuses on the risk of acquiring cholera from warm-water shrimp in international trade. Shrimp is a very important export product for many developing countries but outbreaks of cholera in these countries can have devastating effects on the international markets for their food products.

This volume looks at different approaches for assessing the risk associated with choleragenic V. cholerae in warm-water shrimp in international trade. Qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessing risk were developed and compared and risk estimates were made using the available and relevant data.

This volume and others in this Microbiological Risk Assessment Series contain information that is useful to both risk assessors and risk managers,the Codex Alimentarius Commission, governments and food regulatory agencies, scientists, food producers and industries and other people or institutions with an interest in Vibrio spp. in seafoods, their impact on public health and food trade and the use of microbiological risk assessment in developing control strategies.