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Investigation of multi-national foodborne outbreaks in Europe: some challenges remain

  • A. AMMON (a1) and R. V. TAUXE (a2)
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*Author for correspondence: Dr A. Ammon, Surveillance and Communication, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Tomtebodavägen 11A, Stockholm 17183, Sweden. (Email:
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