Infectious Diseases 2009

Infectious Diseases 2009

Poultry: main source of US food poisoning

12 June, 2009

A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed the largest number of cases of foodborne illness in 2006 were associated with poultry.
The report, said there were 1,270 reported foodborne disease outbreaks in 2006, which resulted in 27,634 illnesses and 11 deaths. Among these 1,270 outbreaks, 621 had a confirmed single cause. The cause was most often norovirus (54 percent of outbreaks), followed by salmonella (18 percent). The analysis was conducted on data form the 243 outbreaks in which a single food commodity was identified and reported to CDC.
Poultry represented 21 percent of all outbreak-associated cases, followed by leafy vegetables (17 percent) and fruits or nuts (16 percent). 

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