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Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005

Research

Disease Risks from Foods, England and Wales, 1996–2000

Goutam K. Adak*Comments to Author , Sallyanne M. Meakins*, Hopi Yip*, Benjamin A. Lopman*, and Sarah J. O'Brien*
Author affiliations: *Health Protection Agency Centre for Infections, London, United Kingdom

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Table A1

General outbreaks of infectious iIntestinal disease iInvolving 1 food vehicle, England and Wales

Food group All salmonellae (%)* Campylobacter (%) Other bacteria (%) Viruses (%) Protozoa (%)
Poultry 108 (23) 15 (54) 49 (25) 4 (6) 0 (0)
Red meat 51 (11) 0 (0) 83 (42) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Eggs 69 (14) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Seafood 19 (4) 1 (4) 2 (1) 23 (36) 0 (0)
Milk 8 (2) 6 (21) 9 (5) 0 (0) 1 (100)
Other dairy products 4 (1) 0 (0) 2 (1) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Vegetables/fruit 10 (2) 1 (4) 5 (3) 6 (9) 0 (0)
Rice 4 (2) 0 (0) 12 (6) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Complex foods 202 (42) 4 (14) 32 (16) 11 (17) 0 (0)
Infected food handler 3 (1) 1 (4) 1 (1) 20 (31) 0 (0)
Total 478 28 195 64 1

*Percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.

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