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Summary on causative agents for food poisoning outbreaks in 2005

   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 143 623 4 8 48 81 49 178 2 5 246 895
Apr - Jun 179 769 7 23 37 113 19 151 0 0 242 1056
Jul - Sep 297 1090 8 15 10 21 3 23 0 0 318 1149
Oct - Dec 121 356 3 4 11 27 32 114 0 0 167 501
Total 740 2838 22 50 106 242 103 466 2 5 973 3601

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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