Volume 7, Number 7—June 2001
International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases 2000
Food Safety and Irradiation: Protecting the Public from Foodborne Infections 1
|E. coli O157:H7 and other STEC||23,000||700||At least 250 cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome||20|
|Campylobacter||500,000||2,600||250 cases of GBS||25|
|Salmonella||330,000||4,000||6,000 cases of reactive arthropathy||140|
||100-1,000 cases of congenital toxoplasmosis
|Total||881,625||8,500||6,660 catastrophic illnesses||352|
1Adapted from a talk given on July 19, 2000 at the 2nd International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Atlanta, GA.
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