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Summary on causative agents for food poisoning outbreaks in 2001

   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 106 447 7 12 5 16 23 212 7 18 148 705
Apr - Jun 152 608 13 28 12 31 14 156 5 20 196 843
Jul - Sep 175 715 15 28 13 34 1 3 5 10 209 790
Oct - Dec 96 312 9 22 3 4 7 22 3 9 118 369
Total 529 2082 44 90 33 85 45 393 20 57 671 2707

Notes :
1) Figures include both confirmed and suspected outbreaks.
2)* Others include agents other than bacteria, chemicals, biotoxins, viruses, unknown agents and outbreaks pending classification.

 

 

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