Infectious Diseases 2018

Infectious Diseases 2018

Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks United States- 2016 Annual Report

CDC 13 October, 2018

Foodborne diseases due to known pathogens are estimated to cause 9.4 million illnesses each year in the United States.
In 2016, 839 foodborne disease outbreaks were reported, resulting in 14,259 illnesses, 875 hospitalizations, 17 deaths, and 18 food product recalls. Norovirus was the most common cause of confirmed, single etiology outbreaks, accounting for 145 (36%) outbreaks and 3,794 (42%) illnesses. Salmonella was the next most common cause, accounting for 132 (33%) outbreaks and 3,047 (33%) illnesses. Among the 125 confirmed Salmonella outbreaks with a serotype reported, Enteritidis was the most common (21 outbreaks, 17%), followed by I 4,[5],12:i:- (13, 10%), Newport (13, 10%), and Typhimurium (13, 10%). Among confirmed, single-etiology outbreaks, Salmonella caused the most outbreak-associated hospitalizations (456 hospitalizations, 56%).

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