A Retrospective Prevalence of Food Borne Diseases Among Patients Attending Adissu Gebya Health Center Adiss Ababa Ethiopia From (2008 E.C---- 2011)

Habtamu Tedila


Food-borne diseases incorporate a varied spectrum of illnesses and that are common in developing countries including Ethiopia. The World Health Organization estimated that in developed countries, up to 30% of the population suffers from foodborne diseases each year, whereas in developing countries up to 70% of cases of diarrheal disease are associated with the consumption of contaminated food per year. Animal products such as meats, fish and their products are generally regarded as high-risk commodity in respect of pathogen contents, natural toxins and other possible contaminants. In Ethiopia, the widespread habit of raw beef consumption is a potential cause for foodborne illnesses besides, the common factors such as overcrowding, poverty, inadequate sanitary conditions, and poor general hygiene. In Ethiopia, as in other developing countries, it is difficult to evaluate the burden of food borne pathogens because of the limited scope of studies and lack of coordinated epidemiological surveillance systems. In addition, under-reporting of cases and the presence of other diseases considered to be of high priority may have overshadowed the problem of foodborne pathogens. Therefore, this study was focus on reported retrospective common food borne pathogens specifically Salmonella spp. Listeria spp., Staphylococcus spp. and Campylobacter spp. in the selected study area which is Adisu gebya health center Addiss Ababa Ethiopia.

Keywords: Clostridium botulinum, typhoid cholera, Ethiopia, foodborne pathogen, Listeria spp., Salmonella spp.

DOI: 10.7176/FSQM/108-05

Publication date:May 31st 2021

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