Infectious Diseases 2020

Infectious Diseases 2020

Incidence and trends of foodborne illnesses in the USA

May 1, MMWR 2 May, 2020

The incidence of enteric infections caused by eight pathogens including Campylobacter, Salmonella, Listeria, Shigella, Vibrio, and Yersinia reported by FoodNet sites in 2019 continued to increase or remained unchanged, compared with the previous 3 years, indicating progress in controlling major foodborne pathogens in the United States has stalled. Campylobacter and Salmonella caused the largest proportion of illnesses; trends in incidence varied by Salmonella serotype. The overall incidence per 100,000 population was highest for Campylobacter (19.5), followed by Salmonella (17.1).