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Summary on causative agents for food poisoning outbreaks in 2003

   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 56 304 5 9 2 6 23 133 0 0 86 452
Apr - Jun 50 187 0 0 10 31 0 0 1 3 61 221
Jul - Sep 138 780 1 1 7 31 2 7 1 3 149 822
Oct - Dec 89 580 1 1 3 24 33 130 0 0 126 735
Total 333 1851 7 11 22 92 58 270 2 6 422 2230

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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