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CDC study quantifies foodborne illnesses

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 02 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:873
  1. James Ciment
  1. New York

    The United States has about 75 million cases of foodborne illness annually, resulting in 325000 hospitalisations and roughly 5000 deaths, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia.

    The study, entitled Food-Related Illness and Death in the United States, represents an effort to establish a baseline standard against which future progress in diagnosing and combating foodborne illness can be assessed.

    Overall, the study notes that only …

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