CDC Publishes Foodborne Disease Outbreak Data for 2009–2015

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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published surveillance data for foodborne disease outbreaks in the US between 2009 and 2015. During the reporting period, the US Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System (FDOSS) received reports of 5,760 outbreaks that resulted in 100,939 illnesses, 5,699 hospitalizations, and 145 deaths. All 50 states reported outbreaks as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico with Norovirus being the most common cause of those outbreaks with a single confirmed etiology (cause) followed by Salmonella.

The report can be found online, here.