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Volume 19, Number 1—January 2013

CME ACTIVITY - Synopsis

Listeriosis Outbreaks and Associated Food Vehicles, United States, 1998–2008

Emily J. Cartwright, Kelly A. Jackson, Shacara D. Johnson, Lewis M. Graves, Benjamin J. SilkComments to Author , and Barbara E. Mahon
Author affiliations: Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Reported listeriosis outbreaks (n = 24) by year, Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System, United States, 1998–2008*

Study period, year†
Multistate
Duration, d
Total no. cases‡
No. hospitalizations
No. deaths
Listeria monocytogenes serotype
Food vehicle (reference)
Early
1998 Yes 389 108 101 14 4b Frankfurters (19)
No NA 4 NA NA NA Frankfurters
1999 No NA 6 NA NA NA Unknown
No NA 4 NA NA 1/2a Frankfurters
No NA 5 5 1 NA Deli meat
Yes NA 11 NA NA 1/2a Pâté
No NA 2 2 1 NA Deli meat
2000 No 122 13 13 0 4b Mexican-style cheese (22)
Yes 151 30 29 4 1/2a Deli meat (14)
2001 No 3 28 0 0 1/2a Deli meat (21)
2002 Yes 100 54 NA 8 4b Deli meat (15)
2003
No NA 3 NA NA 4b Unknown
No
NA
12
12
1
4b
Mexican-style cheese
Late
2005 No 32 6 6 0 4b Unknown
No 7 3 3 0 1/2b Grilled chicken
Yes 37 13 13 1 1/2a Deli meat
No 36 12 12 0 4b Mexican-style cheese
2006 No 7 2 1 1 4b Unknown
No 2 2 0 0 1/2b Taco or nacho salad
No 1 3 2 1 4b Cheese
2007 No 163 5 5 3 4b Milk (20)
2008 No 47 5 5 3 1/2a Tuna salad (23)
Yes 351 20 2 0 1/2a Sprouts
Yes 150 8 4 0 1/2a Mexican-style cheese (24)

*NA, no data available.
†No listeriosis cases were reported in 2004.
‡Includes laboratory-confirmed and epidemiologically linked cases.

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