Foodborne disease surveillance in England and Wales: 1989-1991.

P. N. Sockett*, J. M. Cowden, S. Le Baigue, D. Ross, Goutam Adak, H. Evans

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This review summarises reports of food poisoning, salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis and other acute foodborne illness to the PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, and notifications of food poisoning collated by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, in the period 1989-1991. During this period there were continuing rises in notifications of food poisoning and reports of salmonellosis and campylobacteriosis. There was considerable success in the control of foodborne listeriosis. Newly emerging pathogens, such as Vero cytotoxin producing Escherichia coli, became more important. There was unprecedented scrutiny of the salmonella data by experts and politicians, reflecting continuing concern over the role of eggs as well as poultry meat in the increase of Salmonella enteritidis phage type 4 infection. This concern, along with advances in information technology, has led to developments in the collection and dissemination of information which continue to be implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R159-173
JournalCommunicable disease report. CDR review
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 1993


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