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Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2017

Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2017

(Information as at 12 February 2018)

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
14 39 3 3 9 16 19 88 4 19 49 165
Apr -
Jun
31 143 1 1 14 19 7 19 1 3 54 185
Jul -
Sep
32 271 1 3 3 3 11 33 4 11 51 321
Oct -
Dec
25 82 0 0 2 3 5 31 28 88 60 204
Total 102 535 5 7 28 41 42 171 37 121 214 875

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; mixed agents; unknown agents and outbreaks pending classification.

 


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