Foodborne Illness Acquired in the United States—Major Pathogens

  title={Foodborne Illness Acquired in the United States—Major Pathogens},
  author={Elaine Scallan and Robert Hoekstra and Frederick J. Angulo and Robert V. Tauxe and Marc-Alain Widdowson and Sharon Roy and Jeffery L. Jones and Patricia M. Griffin},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Estimates of foodborne illness can be used to direct food safety policy and interventions. We used data from active and passive surveillance and other sources to estimate that each year 31 major pathogens acquired in the United States caused 9.4 million episodes of foodborne illness (90% credible interval [CrI] 6.6-12.7 million), 55,961 hospitalizations (90% CrI 39,534-75,741), and 1,351 deaths (90% CrI 712-2,268). Most (58%) illnesses were caused by norovirus, followed by nontyphoidal… CONTINUE READING
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