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The European Union Summary Report on Trends and Sources of Zoonoses, Zoonotic Agents and Food-borne Outbreaks in 2012


  • European Food Safety Authority,

  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

  • Correspondence: zoonoses@efsa.europa.eu
  • Acknowledgement: EFSA and ECDC wish to thank the members of the Task Force on Zoonoses Data Collection and the Food and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network who provided the data and reviewed the report. Also the contributions of the following for their support provided to this scientific output are gratefully acknowledged: EFSA staff members Pia Mäkelä, Frank Boelaert, Valentina Rizzi, Marios Georgiadis, Anca Stoicescu, Giusi Amore, Roisin Rooney, Emanuela Tacci, Francesca Riolo, Kenneth Mulligan; ECDC staff members Therese Westrell, Eva Warns-Petit, Joana Gomes Dias, Virginia Estevez, Taina Niskanen, Laurence Marrama and Johanna Takkinen; and EFSA's contractor, the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, and their staff members Helle Korsgaard, Anna Irene Vedel Sørensen, Jeffrey Edward Skiby, Lars Stehr Larsen, Birgitte Helwigh and Birgitte Borck Høg.
  • Approval date: 22 January 2014
  • Published date: 19 February 2014
  • Correction date: 10 March 2016
  • Erratum: This report was revised to reflect updated datasets submitted by Romania in September 2015 related to Salmonella in poultry species. The sections affected are: Main Findings (section 2.2, p. 15); Section 3.1.3 on Salmonella in animals (Table SA17 Salmonella in breeding flocks, Table SA18 Salmonella in laying hen flocks, Table SA19 Salmonella in broiler flocks, Table SA21 Salmonella in fattening flocks of turkeys and related Figures SA8, SA10, SA11, SA14, and SA15); and Section 3.1.5 (Salmonella discussion). The revised data did not change the outcome that Romania met its Salmonella reduction targets for poultry in 2012. At EU level, the prevalence of the five targeted Salmonella serovars in adult breeding flocks tested under the mandatory Salmonella control programmes was 0.6% in 2012, unchanged from 2011.
  • Question number: EFSA-Q-2013-00780
  • On request from: EFSA