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Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2019

Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2019

(Information as at 10 March 2020)

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
38 272 0 0 6 12 5 36 3 12 52 332
Apr -
Jun
58 186 0 0 11 18 3 7 4 15 76 226
Jul -
Sep
43 158 0 0 8 12 0 0 1 2 52 172
Oct -
Dec
21 76 0 0 2 5 4 16 5 19 32 116
Total 160 692 0 0 27 47 12 59 13 48 212 846

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.