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Summary on causative agents for food poisoning outbreaks in 2008

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 60 248 3 5 7 18 23 102 1 3 94 376
Apr - Jun 118 598 8 13 13 38 6 31 2 15 147 695
Jul - Sep 229 888 0 0 7 27 28 98 9 53 273 1066
Oct - Dec 87 371 7 13 9 14 1 10 1 2 105 410
Total 494 2105 18 31 36 97 58 241 13 73 619 2547

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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