Number of cases and deaths due to specific foodborne organisms

Organism

Cases

Deaths

Number (rate1)

Number (rateb)

Campylobacter

5273 (12.60)

9 (0.22)

Cryptosporidium

481 (1.09)

3 (0.68)

Cyclospora

15 (0.03)

0(0)

E. coii 0157

444 (1.06)

4 (0.94)

Listeria

139 (0.33)

22 (16.54)

Salmonella

6043 (14.43)

34 (0.68)

Shigella

3041 (7.27)

2 (0.08)

Vibrio

110 (0.26)

7 (7.69)

Yersinia

162 (0.39)

2 (l.53)

"Cases per 100,000 population. "Deaths per 100 cases with known outcome.

source: "Table 1. Incidence and Death Rate by Organism, FoodNet 2003," in Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) Emerging Infections Program Report on Foodborne Pathogens, 2003, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, April 2005, http://www.cdc.gov/foodnet/pub/publications/ 2005ZFNsurv2003.pdf (accessed August 4, 2005)

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