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Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2013

Months Causative Agents
Bacteria Chemicals Biotoxins Viruses Others* Total
Outbreaks Persons affected Outbreaks Persons affected Outbreaks Persons affected Outbreaks Persons affected Outbreaks Persons affected Outbreaks Persons affected
Jan -
Mar
60 212 1 1 7 8 21 91 0 0 89 312
Apr -
Jun
65 208 1 1 11 39 5 17 0 0 82 265
Jul -
Sep
74 306 0 0 4 11 5 10 0 0 83 327
Oct -
Dec
48 172 1 9 3 6 10 85 0 0 62 272
Total 247 898 3 11 25 64 41 203 0 0 316 1176

Notes:
1. The figures of outbreaks and persons affected included both confirmed and suspected cases.
2. * Other agents included agents other than bacteria, chemicals, biotoxins, viruses; unknown agents and outbreaks pending classification.

 

 

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