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Volume 3, Number 4—December 1997
Factors that Influence the Emergence or Reemergence and Dissemination of Microbial Foodborne Pathogens and Human Disease

Emerging Foodborne Diseases: An Evolving Public Health Challenge

Robert V. Tauxe
Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 2

Foodborne outbreaks traced to fresh produce 1990-1996

Yr. Pathogen Vehicle Cases (No.) States (No.) Source
'90 S. Chester Cantaloupe 245 30 C.A.a
'90 S. Javiana Tomatoes 174 4 U.S.b
'90 Hepatitis A Strawberries 18 2 U.S.
'91 S. Poona Cantaloupe >400 23 U.S./C.A
'93 E. coli O157:H7 Apple cider 23 1 U.S.
'93 S. Montevideo Tomatoes 84 3 U.S.
'94 Shigella flexneri Scallions 72 2 C.A.
'95 S. Stanley Alfalfa sprouts 242 17 N.K.c
'95 S. Hartford Orange juice 63 21 U.S.
'95 E. coli O157:H7 Leaf lettuce 70 1 U.S.
'96 E. coli O157:H7 Leaf lettuce 49 2 U.S.
'96 Cyclospora Raspberries 978 20 C.A.
'96 E. coli O157:H7 Apple juice 71 3 U.S.

aCentral America
bUnited States
cSource not known

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