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Summary on causative agents for food poisoning outbreaks in 2002

   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 73 295 8 17 5 17 19 71 2 4 107 404
Apr - Jun 130 589 3 9 7 18 4 12 3 7 147 635
Jul - Sep 265 1041 5 15 9 40 11 45 5 17 295 1158
Oct - Dec 78 279 13 25 7 25 21 107 2 7 121 443
Total 546 2204 29 66 28 100 55 235 12 35 670 2640

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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