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2012 Supplement to Clinical Infectious Diseases

Graphic: Clincal Infectious Disease CoverMedia Advisory: New report provides a decade of analysis of various foodborne illnesses

FoodNet tracks important foodborne illnesses and generates information that provides a foundation for food safety policy and prevention efforts. The 2012 Clinical Infectious Diseases FoodNet supplement, A Foundation for Food Safety in the United States, contains a variety of articles that provide new information on current issues. Together, they highlight FoodNet’s central role in US surveillance and investigation of foodborne disease. Regulators and other public health officials, consumer advocates, industry, and others need information on trends, high-risk populations, and the foods that cause illness so that interventions can be targeted most efficiently and effectively. The articles in this supplement are provided by FoodNet as part of its efforts to disseminate the results of its surveillance and analytic work. 

Key points:

  • The overall frequency of illnesses caused by the six most common foodborne diseases (Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O157, Yersinia, and Vibrio) was 23% lower in 2010 than in 1996-1998. However, a comparison of 2006-2008 to 2010 indicates that progress has slowed recently.
  • Salmonella Enteritidis infections are a growing problem in the United States; chicken and eggs are likely major sources.
  • Fourteen percent of the illnesses caused by the seven most common foodborne diseases are attributable to contact with animals.

For more information, please view the FoodNet 2012 CID Supplement web page.

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