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Volume 3, Number 4—December 1997

Identifying and Anticipating New Foodborne Microbial Hazards

Foodborne Disease Control: A Transnational Challenge

F. K. KäfersteinComments to Author , Y. Motarjemi, and D. W. Bettcher
Author affiliations: World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

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Examples of large foodborne disease outbreaks

Country Year Disease No. cases
United Kingdom 1985 Salmonellosis 1,000
United States 1985 Salmonellosis >168,000
United States 1993 Salmonellosis 224,000
China 1988 Hepatitis A >310,000
Germany 1993 Salmonellosis 1,000
Australia 1991 Norwalk-like agent >3,050
United States 1992-93 E. coli O157 infection >500
Japan 1996 E. coli O157 infection >6,000

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