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Aflatoxins in Mozambique: Etiology, Epidemiology and Control

Version 1 : Received: 26 May 2018 / Approved: 28 May 2018 / Online: 28 May 2018 (08:40:13 CEST)

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Cambaza, E.; Koseki, S.; Kawamura, S. Aflatoxins in Mozambique: Etiology, Epidemiology and Control. Agriculture 2018, 8, 87. Cambaza, E.; Koseki, S.; Kawamura, S. Aflatoxins in Mozambique: Etiology, Epidemiology and Control. Agriculture 2018, 8, 87.

Journal reference: Agriculture 2018, 8, 87
DOI: 10.3390/agriculture8070087

Abstract

Mozambique is endemic to aflatoxigenic Aspergillus but the country has to heavily rely on foreign research to deduct what is happening locally. There is some information produced by local scholars and institutions but it needs to be “tied” together. This review briefly synthetizes the country’s major findings in relation to the toxin’s etiology, epidemiology, detection and control, discussing and meta-analyzing them as far as they allow. The causes and foods affected are the same as in most tropical countries, the toxin is widespread and the level of exposure is high. Regarding the control, it is still marginal but some institutions have driven efforts in this direction. Learning from other countries is still the best approach to take, as the solutions are probably the same for most places.

Subject Areas

aflatoxins; Mozambique; etiology; epidemiology; control

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