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Volume 20, Number 11—November 2014

Foodborne Illness, Australia, Circa 2000 and Circa 2010

Martyn KirkComments to Author , Laura Ford, Kathryn Glass, and Gillian Hall
Author affiliations: Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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Table 2

Estimated number of acute foodborne illness cases caused by domestically acquired pathogens and agents that do not result in gastroenteritis, Australia, circa 2010*

Illness % Foodborne, median (90% CrI) No. illnesses, median (90% CrI)
Hepatitis A virus infection 12 (5–24) 40 (10–100)
Listeriosis 98 (90–100) 150 (50–200)
Toxoplasmosis 31 (4–74) 3,750 (1,400–7,150)
Ciguatera 100 (100–100) 150 (40–300)
Scombrotoxicosis 100 (100–100) 1,050 (0–2,450)
Total 40 (25–59) 5,140 (3,530–7,980)

*All estimates were based on an empirical distribution of the Australian population in the June quarter of 2006–2010; for the parameters of these distributions, see online Technical Appendix 4 ( CrI, credible interval.

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