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Volume 10, Number 1—January 2004

Perspective

Salmonella Enteritidis Infections, United States, 1985–1999

Mary E. Patrick*1Comments to Author , Penny M. Adcock*2, Thomas M. Gomez†, Sean F. Altekruse‡, Ben H. Holland*3, Robert V. Tauxe*, and David L. Swerdlow*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †U.S. Department of Agriculture, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ‡Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland, USA

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Table 2

Reported outbreaks of Salmonella Enteritidis infection with confirmed vehicle that contained eggs as a principal ingredient, by year

No. of outbreaks Outbreaks with
confirmed vehicle
No. (%) Outbreaks with a confirmed vehicle that contained eggsa
No. (%)
1985 26 14(54) 10(71)
1986 47 22(47) 15/20(75)
1987 58 28(48) 21/24(88)
1988 48 25(52) 20/24(83)
1989 81 30(37) 19/28(68)
1990 85 30(35) 24/30(80)
1991 74 29(39) 20/26(77)
1992 63 35(56) 31/33(94)
1993 66 40(61) 31(78)
1994 51 29(57) 22(76)
1995 56 22(39) 15(68)
1996 47 26(55) 21/25(84)
1997 46 22(48) 19/20(95)
1998 49 18(37) 15/17(88)
1999 44 19(43) 15(79)
Total 841 389(46) 298/371(80)

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1Current affiliation: DeKalb County Board of Health, Decatur, Georgia, USA.

2 Current affiliation: Merck Research Laboratories, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, USA.

3 Current affiliation: Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia, USA.

4The Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) is the principal foodborne disease component of CDC's Emerging Infections Program (EIP). FoodNet is a collaborative project of CDC, nine EIP sites (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, New York, Maryland, Minnesota, Oregon and Tennessee), USDA, and FDA. The project consists of active surveillance for foodborne diseases and related epidemiologic studies designed to help public health officials better understand the epidemiology of foodborne diseases in the United States

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