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Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2021

Summary on Causative Agents for Food Poisoning Outbreaks in 2021

(Information as at 10 September 2021)

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 45 0 0 4 9 10 30 13 36 41 120
Apr -
Jun
23 75 0 0 7 13 2 8 1 2 33 98
Jul -
Sep
Oct -
Dec
Total 37 120 0 0 11 22 12 38 14 38 74 218

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.