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Summary on causative agents for food poisoning outbreaks in 2006

   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 255 1046 5 13 13 33 122 525 1 2 396 1619
Apr - Jun 184 660 7 11 11 25 27 110 0 0 229 806
Jul - Sep 289 1065 5 5 11 25 14 66 0 0 319 1161
Oct - Dec 110 447 5 8 15 36 20 67 0 0 150 558
Total 838 3218 22 37 50 119 183 768 1 2 1094 4144

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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