Table 1

Summary of outbreak data for food attribution by pathogen, UK 2001–2008

Foodborne outbreaksCases in foodborne outbreaks
OrganismFoodborneAll outbreaksPer centCasesAll casesPer centSource
Bacteria
C. perfringens456075.01691196486.1Outbreak surveillance
Campylobacter314470.537376149.0Outbreak surveillance
E. coli O157258629.1564104154.2Outbreak surveillance
Listeria22100.066100.0Outbreak surveillance
Salmonella26630886.47128789290.3Outbreak surveillance
Shigella41136.46531021.0Outbreak surveillance
Protozoa
Cryptosporidium4656.2415137530.2Outbreak surveillance
Giardia1714.310615966.7Outbreak surveillance
Viruses
 AdenovirusNo outbreaks reported
 Astrovirus0180.002830.0Outbreak surveillance
 Norovirus6122282.7150058 8552.5Outbreak surveillance
 SapovirusNo outbreaks reported
 Rotavirus11360.73023381.3Outbreak surveillance
  • C. perfringens, Clostridium perfringens; E. coli, Escherichia coli.