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Summary on causative agents for food poisoning outbreaks in 2004

Summary on causative agents for food poisoning outbreaks in 2004

   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 61 265 3 7 28 121 58 224 1 24 151 641
Apr - Jun 87 461 0 0 17 54 2 12 3 14 109 541
Jul - Sep 271 1058 7 15 27 108 2 13 3 6 310 1200
Oct - Dec 218 657 2 2 21 54 9 34 1 2 251 749
Total 637 2441 12 24 93 337 71 283 8 46 821 3131


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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