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Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2010

Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2010

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
40 136 2 3 5 5 10 33 2 4 59 181
Apr -
Jun
87 325 0 0 23 42 0 0 1 2 111 369
Jul -
Sep
77 299 0 0 18 35 1 2 1 6 97 342
Oct -
Dec
42 141 2 4 1 1 4 18 0 0 49 164
Total 246 901 4 7 47 83 15 53 4 12 316 1056

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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