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Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2012

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
66 335 1 1 4 8 17 84 0 0 88 428
Apr -
Jun
62 197 1 1 6 16 1 3 0 0 70 217
Jul -
Sep
104 349 0 0 6 10 11 94 0 0 121 453
Oct -
Dec
66 334 2 3 7 10 24 84 0 0 99 431
Total 298 1215 4 5 23 44 53 265 0 0 378 1529

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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