The health economics of Aflatoxin

Global burden of disease

In 2004, several hundred Kenyans became severely ill, and 125 died, of acute aflatoxicosis: a disease of liver failure associated with consuming extremely high levels of aflatoxin in food (Lewis et al. 2005; Strosnider et al. 2006). Since then, over the last six years, greater global public attention has been drawn to aflatoxin and its associated health risk.

Author: 
Wu, Felicia
Narrod, Clare
Tiongco, Marites
Liu, Yan
Published date: 
2011
Publisher: 
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Series number: 
4
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