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Volume 3, Number 3—September 1997

Perspective

Emerging Foodborne Diseases

S.F. AltekruseComments to Author , M.L. Cohen, and D.L. Swerdlow
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Selected outbreaks in the United States 1988-1997 associated with emerging foodborne pathogens and factors for their emergence.

Pathogen/outbreak Location(s) Year Factors in emergence Reference
Hepatitis A
Frozen strawberries MI 1997 international travel and commerce technology and industry 28
Salmonella Typhimurium DT 104
Farm visit NE 1996 microbial adaptation 48
Cyclospora cayetanensis
Guatemalan raspberries Multistate, 
Canada 1996 international travel and commerce 25
Salmonella Enteritidis PT 4
Egg-containing foods CA 1995 international travel and commerce
technology and industry 44
Salmonella Enteritidis
Mass-distributed ice cream Multistate 1994 technology and industry 34
Norwalk-like virus
Gulf Coast oysters LA 1994 economic development and land use 53
Escherichia coli O157:H7
Fast-food chain hamburgers Multistate 1993 technology and industry breakdown of public health measures 54
Escherichia coli O157:H7
Raw apple cider MA 1991 human demographics and behavior technology and industry 15
Vibrio cholerae O1, El Tor
Thai coconut milk MD 1991 international travel and commerce human demographics and behavior 39
Trichinella spiralis
Undercooked pork IA 1990 international travel and commerce human demographics and behavior 40
Salmonella Chester
Sliced cantaloupe Multistate 1989 international travel and commerce human demographics and behavior 22
Yersinia enterocolitica
Pork chitterlings GA 1988 human demographics and behavior 41

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