The journal Parasite Epidemiology and Control recently published a study that analyzed information from 35 European countries, broken down by five different regions.
The study found that surveillance programs for most foodborne parasites are lacking. Although human and animal data are available for the five parasites studied, the surveillance and reporting requirements are highly varied, between regions and countries, and also among national experts.
The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and World Health Organization studied 24 foodborne parasites, in 2012. In 2016, a similar approach was taken with Europe, and the five parasites of concern were Echinococcus multilocularis, Toxoplasma gondii, Trichinella spiralis, E. granulosus, and Cryptosporidium spp.
The study was based on work done by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology, with foodborne parasites. That study lasted four years and ended in 2019.
Read the full findings from Parasite Epidemiology and Control here.