Articles and Fact Sheets
Foodborne Illness Acquired in the United States—Major Pathogens
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- Suggested citation: Scallan E, Hoekstra RM, Angulo FJ, Tauxe RV, Widdowson M, Roy SL, et al. Foodborne illness acquired in the United States—major pathogens. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17(1):7-15. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1701.p11101External
Foodborne Illness Acquired in the United States—Unspecified Agents
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- Suggested citation: Scallan E, Griffin PM, Angulo FJ, Tauxe RV, Hoekstra RM. Foodborne iIllness acquired in the United States—unspecified agents. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17(1):16-22. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid1701.p21101External
How Safe Is Our Food?
- If you are looking for the total number of illnesses, use the number from the column labeled “Total.” An estimated 1.2 million Salmonella illnesses occur each year in the United States.
- If you are looking for the number of illnesses not related to international travel, use the number from the column labeled “Domestically acquired.” Of the estimated 1.2 million Salmonella illnesses, an estimated 89 percent are acquired in the United States (and 11 percent are acquired during international travel).
- If you are looking for the number of foodborne cases, use the number from the column labeled “Domestically acquired foodborne.” An estimated 94 percent (about 1 million) of the Salmonella illnesses acquired in the United States are foodborne.
Table 1. Modeling approaches used to estimate the total number of illnesses for different types of data, United States
Table 2. Estimated annual number of episodes of illnesses caused by 31 pathogens, United States
Table 3. Estimated annual number of hospitalizations and deaths caused by 31 pathogens, United States
Table A1. Data sources used to estimate illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths caused by 31 pathogens transmitted through food, United States
Technical Appendix 1: Overview of Methods and Summary of Data Sources
Technical Appendix 2: Model Structures Used to Make Estimates
Technical Appendix 3: Estimation and Uncertainty Model Inputs for 31 Major Known Pathogens Transmitted Through Food
Technical Appendix 4: Data Used to Estimate Passive and Outbreak Surveillance Underreporting Multipliers–Passive surveillance underreporting multipliers