The CBRA is a knowledge center for burden of disease and risk assessment methodology. It applies these methods to study the health and economic impact of public and animal health threats.


The impact of foodborne metals on the burden of disease has been largely overlooked, in comparison to the attention on acute diseases associated with infectious foodborne agents. In a Special Section of Environmental Research, we describe in detail the burden of disease from foodborne lead, methylmercury, arsenic and cadmium, and discusses them in the context of the World Health Organization's initiative to estimate the global burden of foodborne disease.
Infections due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria are threatening modern health care. However, estimating their incidence, complications, and attributable mortality is challenging. In a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, we aimed to estimate the burden of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria of public health concern in countries of the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) in 2015, measured in number of cases, attributable deaths, and disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs).

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