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Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2016

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
15 186 0 0 3 5 24 127 1 6 43 324
Apr -
Jun
49 209 1 2 7 13 9 37 0 0 66 261
Jul -
Sep
38 283 3 8 10 19 2 12 1 1 54 323
Oct -
Dec
35 125 2 3 3 5 10 43 0 0 50 176
Total 137 803 6 13 23 42 45 219 2 7 213 1084

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; mixed agents; unknown agents and outbreaks pending classification.

 

 

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