Campylobacter and Salmonella Caused Most Bacterial Foodborne Illnesses in 2016

CDC has published preliminary data for 2016 in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

According to CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Campylobacter and Salmonella caused the most reported bacterial foodborne illnesses in 2016. CDC's Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) collects data on 15 percent of the U.S. population as part of the report.

Foodnet reported 24,029 foodborne infections, 5,512 hospitalizations, and 98 deaths in 2016. Campylobacter and Salmonella both had more than 8,000 instances, with 8,547 and 8,172, respectively.

Compared to 2013-2015, Salmonella infections decreased 18 percent in 2016.

"This report provides important information about which foodborne germs are making people sick in the United States," said Dr. Robert Tauxe, M.D., MPH, director of CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases. "It also points out changes in the ways clinicians are testing for foodborne illness and gaps in information as a result."

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