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.
Global burden of disease
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)