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Summary on causative agents for food poisoning outbreaks in 2007

   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 102 326 13 20 8 9 27 108 2 7 152 470
Apr - Jun 113 331 4 5 19 37 11 36 4 6 151 415
Jul - Sep 210 790 6 18 6 14 4 9 0 0 226 831
Oct - Dec 75 242 5 6 6 11 5 16 1 1 92 276
Total 500 1689 28 49 39 71 47 169 7 14 621 1992

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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