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17,252 confirmed cases of food poisoning in 2006 in US

The CDC today released its preliminary 2006 food-borne illness data from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Tennessee. A total of 17,252 confirmed cases of food-borne illness were reported in those states in 2006, according to the CDC.

The most commonly reported illnesses were:

  • Salmonella: 6,655 cases
  • Campylobacter: 5,712 cases
  • Shigella: 2,736 cases
  • Cryptosporidium: 859 cases
  • E. coli O157: 590 cases
  • E. coli non-O157: 209 cases
  • Yersinia: 158 cases
  • Vibrio: 154 cases
  • Listeria: 138 cases
  • Cyclospora: 41 cases
     

Because many victims do not go to the hospital for treatment, actual cases may be anywhere between 20 and 30 times the confirmed cases.

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