EH Chapter 11

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Foodborne Illness
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In 2011...
CDC estimates annually _ in _ Americans (48 million) get sick.

1 in 6 Americans

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In 2011...
How many Americans are hospitalized?
... die of foodborne diseases?
What percentage of the diseases were from unidentified pathogens?

128,000 are hospitalized
3,000 die from foodborne diseases, of which 80% are from unidentified pathogens.

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True or False
76 million estimated in 1999, but the proportion of Norovirus illness estimated to be actually foodborne went down.

True

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9.4 million (20%) of the illnesses were caused by __ known foodborne pathogens.

31 known foodborne pathogens

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91% of these foodborne illnesses with the pathogen identified were caused by...

Norovirus (58%)
Salmonella nontyphoidal (11%)
Clostridium perfringens (10%)
Campylobacter sp. (9%)
Staphylococcus aureeus (3%)

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What was the leading cause of hospitalization (35% of cases) and death (28% of cases)?

Salmonella