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Although their recognition has been delayed inexplicably, the public health implications of fish- and shellfishborne diseases have begun to receive the attention they deserve. The publication of this monograph, prepared in 1973, is especially timely as fish and shellfish are assuming increasing importance as food staples throughout the world, and may act as vectors of microbial infections and intoxications. Hygienic practices relating to the microbiology of the aquatic environment; methods of catching or harvesting, handling, and storage on fishing vessels, as well as processing on land; and the transport and distribution of the end-product are described. Concise descriptions of the
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Fish and Shellfish Hygiene. Report of a WHO Expert Committee convened in cooperation with FAO.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;84:374–375. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-3-374_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(3):374-375.
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