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Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2009

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 68 263 0 0 10 20 32 117 0 0 110 400
Apr - Jun 56 214 3 8 9 17 5 15 0 0 73 254
Jul - Sep 126 457 4 6 13 19 2 33 0 0 145 515
Oct - Dec 68 347 1 1 7 10 3 13 0 0 79 371
Total 318 1281 8 15 39 66 42 178 0 0 407 1540

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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