Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) | March 23, 2018

From the CDC: Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food— Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network

Despite ongoing food safety measures in the United States, foodborne illness continues to be a substantial health burden. The 10 U.S. sites of the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet)* monitor cases of laboratory-diagnosed infections caused by nine pathogens transmitted commonly through food. This report summarizes preliminary 2017 data and describes changes in incidence since 2006. In 2017, FoodNet reported 24,484 infections, 5,677 hospitalizations, and 122 deaths.

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