Vaccination is an important factor in preventing diseases in animals. It also enhances safety for consumers from harmful foodborne pathogens and zoonotic disease organisms such as salmonella poisoning.

According to the US CDC's 2011 estimates, some of the most common foodborne illnesses are caused by salmonella, clostridium perfringens, and campylobacter bacteria, with 1 in 6 Americans getting sick from consuming contaminated foods each year.

The European Food Safety Authority reports that thanks to a coordinated approach by all EU actors on zoonotic diseases, including the vaccination of poultry against salmonella, human cases of salmonellosis were reduced in the EU by almost one-half over five years (2004-2009). 

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