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An investigation into aflatoxin M 1 in slaughtered fattening pigs and awareness of aflatoxins in Vietnam

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Veterinary Research, November 2017
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Title
An investigation into aflatoxin M 1 in slaughtered fattening pigs and awareness of aflatoxins in Vietnam
Published in
BMC Veterinary Research, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12917-017-1297-8
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Hu Suk Lee, Johanna Lindahl, Hung Nguyen-Viet, Nguyen Viet Khong, Vuong Bui Nghia, Huyen Nguyen Xuan, Delia Grace

Abstract

Aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) is a hydroxylated metabolite formed after aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) is consumed by humans and animals; it can be detected in urine, milk and blood. It is well recognized that AFB1 is toxic to humans and other animals. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies aflatoxins as group 1 carcinogens and AFM1 as group 2B carcinogen. The main objective of this study was to evaluate the exposure of pigs to aflatoxins as well as to assess the public awareness of aflatoxins among people in five provinces in Vietnam. A total of 1920 urine samples were collected from slaughterhouses located in five provinces. Overall, the positive rate of AFM1 was 53.90% (95% confidence interval 51.64-56.15) using a cut-off of 0.15 μg/kg (range: limit of detection to 13.66 μg/kg, median: 0.2 μg/kg and mean: 0.63 μg/kg). A total of 252 people from the general population were interviewed from 5 provinces, and overall 67.86% reported being aware of aflatoxins. We also found that men and more highly educated had significantly increased awareness of aflatoxins compared to the females and primary/secondary school group. The respective odds ratios (ORs) were as follows: "male" group (OR: 2.64), "high school educated" group (OR: 3.40) and "college/university or more educated" group (OR: 10.20). We can conclude that pigs in Vietnam are exposed to aflatoxins to varying degrees, and there may be a risk that pork products could contain AFM1. Further investigation is needed into the possible health impacts as well as to aid in establishing regulations for animal feed to reduce the health impacts in humans and animals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 60 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 22%
Researcher 9 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 15%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Student > Postgraduate 3 5%
Other 8 13%
Unknown 12 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 22%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 12%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 5%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Other 13 22%
Unknown 18 30%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 February 2018.
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#3,709,891
of 23,009,818 outputs
Outputs from BMC Veterinary Research
#267
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#79,505
of 438,547 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Veterinary Research
#10
of 91 outputs
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