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Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2017
(Information as at 10 October 2017)

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
14 39 3 3 9 16 19 88 4 19 49 165
Apr -
Jun
29 93 1 1 15 66 6 16 3 9 54 185
Jul -
Sep
21 192 1 3 2 2 11 33 18 90 53 320
Oct -
Dec
                       
Total 64 324 5 7 26 84 36 137 25 118 156 670

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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