Surveillance for foodborne disease outbreaks – United States, 2013 : annual report
Corporate Authors:National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases.
• In 2013, 818 foodborne disease outbreaks were reported, resulting in 13,360 illnesses, 1,062 hospitalizations, 16 deaths, and 14 food recalls.
• Outbreaks caused by Salmonella increased 39% from 2012 (113) to 2013 (157). Outbreak associated hospitalizations caused by Salmonella increased 38% from 2012 (454) to 2013 (628).
• Fish (50 outbreaks), mollusks (23), chicken (21), and dairy (21, with 17 due to unpasteurized products) were the most common single food categories implicated in outbreaks.
• As reported in previous years, restaurants (433 outbreaks, 60% of outbreaks reporting a single location of preparation), specifically restaurants with sit-down dining 351, 49%), were the most commonly reported locations of food preparation.
Suggested citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks, United States, 2013, Annual Report. Atlanta, Georgia: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, 2015.
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