home
RSS
CDC: 1 in 6 Americans get food poisoning annually
December 15th, 2010
03:22 PM ET

CDC: 1 in 6 Americans get food poisoning annually

About 48 million Americans get sick from foodborne illness each year according to the first new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 1999.

According to CDC’s 2011 Estimates of Foodborne Disease, 1 in 6 Americans will get sick from known and unknown bacteria, viruses and microbes each year resulting in about 128,000 hospitalizations and about 3,000 deaths. This new data was released by the CDC online Wednesday (the two reports summarizing their results will be published in the CDC's Emerging Infectious Disease Journal in January, which is why the numbers are called “2011 estimates”).

"Fewer people are getting sick from the foods that they eat" says Dr. Chris Braden, the CDC’s Acting Director for the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases.

However, Braden emphasizes that the burden of people getting sick from foodborne illness is still substantial and more needs to be done to bring the illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths down. He notes that the cost associated with these illnesses is in the billions of dollars.

These two reports estimate that 31 different bugs are to blame for about 9.4 million people getting sick from the food they eat. Still, about 38.4 million Americans get sick from still unknown pathogens according to this new data.

Norovirus, which is often blamed for outbreaks on cruise ships and nursing homes for example, is said to cause about 60% of food poisoning related illnesses and salmonella is the leading cause of hospitalizations according to Braden.

The bacteria Campylobacter, Listeria, E. coli 0157, the parasite that causes Toxoplasmosis, and Clostridium perfringen, which according to the FDA is often nicknamed ‘cafeteria germ” also are listed as the most common cause of food poisonings according to the CDC.

Braden says more needs to be done to reduce the foodborne illness numbers.  "If we could reduce food borne illness by just 1%, we would keep about half a million people from getting sick from foods they eat."

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which, along with the Department of Agriculture, is responsible for keeping the food supply safe says the CDC reports emphasizes the magnitude of foodborne illness in this country and the need for more to be done. In statement the FDA says, “This [disease] burden falls most heavily on vulnerable populations that are growing in number–children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems.”

The FDA also says it is working towards improving the prevention of this kind of illness and “moving down this path as quickly as possible under current authorities but eagerly await passage of new food safety legislation that would provide us with new and long overdue tools to further modernize our food safety program. “

The last time the CDC issued a report like this was in 1999. But the new statistics cannot be compared head-to-head to those from a decade ago because different research techniques were used. For example, the 1999 data was based on interviews with about 9,000 people. Braden says this time around the CDC is relying on about 5 times the amount of data having interviewed more than 48,000 people.

However, based on information not in this report but based on other research that tracks trends every year, Braden says there’s been about a 20% decrease in foodborne illnesses in the past 10 years.


soundoff (1,736 Responses)
  1. 부산 출장마사지

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up plus the rest of the website is also very good.

    http://www.yyd157.cn/upload3/home.php?mod=space&uid=1473849

    June 23, 2021 at 17:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. https://www.sfgate.com/market/article/best-cbd-oil-for-pain-15847757.php

    I have been browsing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It's pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

    https://www.sfgate.com/market/article/best-cbd-oil-for-pain-15847757.php

    June 23, 2021 at 17:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. 출장안마

    The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it does not disappoint me just as much as this particular one. I mean, Yes, it was my choice to read through, nonetheless I actually believed you would have something helpful to talk about. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could possibly fix if you were not too busy searching for attention.

    http://drforum.gemini.edu/users/casino7l9zfdgq819/

    June 23, 2021 at 19:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. 출장안마

    This excellent website really has all of the info I needed concerning this subject and didnít know who to ask.

    https://www.bakespace.com/members/profile/casino5p2anrki719/1189692

    June 23, 2021 at 21:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. 출장마사지

    Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It's always useful to read articles from other writers and practice something from their sites.

    https://acrelinux.stream/wiki/Burmese_Massage_An_Issue_Worth_Discussing

    June 23, 2021 at 22:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. 출장마사지

    Spot on with this write-up, I really feel this site needs a great deal more attention. Iíll probably be returning to see more, thanks for the information!

    http://www.siteglimpse.com/external/ext.aspx?url=http://massage8coenwijjbh.iamarrows.com/the-13-best-pinterest-boards-for-learning-about-chuljangmasaji

    June 23, 2021 at 23:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. 부산출장

    This is a topic that's close to my heart... Cheers! Exactly where are your contact details though?

    https://askubuntu.com/users/1296319

    June 23, 2021 at 23:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. 케이출장

    Itís hard to come by well-informed people in this particular subject, however, you sound like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks

    http://www.synthedit.com/qa/user/casino4x9fxmyl693

    June 23, 2021 at 23:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. 출장

    This is the right web site for anyone who hopes to understand this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really will need toÖHaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a topic that's been written about for decades. Excellent stuff, just excellent!

    https://dongxi.douban.com/link2/?url=https://massage2josuerjsj623.edublogs.org/2021/05/14/what-not-to-do-in-the-ecb69cec9ea5ec9588eba788-industry/

    June 24, 2021 at 00:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. 부산 출장마사지

    An interesting discussion is definitely worth comment. I do think that you should publish more on this subject, it may not be a taboo matter but usually people do not speak about these issues. To the next! Cheers!!

    https://nerdgaming.science/wiki/Thai_Therapeutic_Massage_and_Its_Therapeutic_Advantages

    June 24, 2021 at 02:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. 출장안마

    I used to be able to find good advice from your content.

    http://www.kurapica.net/vb/redirector.php?url=http://massage2meinwybuai.theglensecret.com/what-not-to-do-in-the-chuljang-anma-industry

    June 24, 2021 at 02:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. 출장

    I was very happy to uncover this great site. I want to to thank you for your time for this fantastic read!! I definitely liked every part of it and i also have you saved as a favorite to see new things in your web site.

    http://sergiubaluta.com/site/redirect.php?url=https://soulanma.com/

    June 24, 2021 at 02:42 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. 부산 출장

    When I initially commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I recieve 4 emails with the same comment. There has to be an easy method you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it!

    https://postheaven.net/brandlove2/hot-stone-massage-to-relieve-muscle-tension

    June 24, 2021 at 03:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. 부산 출장안마

    The next time I read a blog, Hopefully it won't fail me just as much as this one. After all, I know it was my choice to read through, however I actually thought you'd have something helpful to say. All I hear is a bunch of complaining about something that you can fix if you weren't too busy seeking attention.

    https://www.social-bookmarkings.win/busanchuljang-explained-in-fewer-than-140-characters-1

    June 24, 2021 at 04:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Dorothea Gedeon

    Whenever I go on my computer after a few minutes (I'd say about 5) it just restarts for some reason. I've tried to restore my computer but can't because it will restart before it finishes. How can i stop the restarting or reatore my computer when this is happening Someone please help.

    https://www.instagram.com/katekdesigns

    June 24, 2021 at 05:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. 출장마사지

    Having read this I believed it was really informative. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this information together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!

    https://massageanma2rylanjbbj465.my-free.website/blog/post/515917/from-around-the-web-20-awesome-photos-of

    June 24, 2021 at 06:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. 출장

    Wonderful post! We are linking to this great content on our site. Keep up the good writing.

    http://talabulilm.de/forum_new/user-100435.html

    June 24, 2021 at 06:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Tiffanie Birrueta

    What is the best website to start a blog that I eventually want to make revenue with?

    https://www.facebook.com/KateKowalskyWebMarketing

    June 24, 2021 at 07:10 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. Reita Earll

    What blogging website had the least invasive ads for free-account users?

    https://twitter.com/katekdesigns

    June 24, 2021 at 07:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. 부산 출장

    I blog frequently and I seriously thank you for your content. This great article has really peaked my interest. I will book mark your site and keep checking for new details about once per week. I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

    https://setiweb.ssl.berkeley.edu/beta/team_display.php?teamid=1714659

    June 24, 2021 at 07:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. 부산 출장마사지

    Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It will always be helpful to read through articles from other authors and practice something from their websites.

    https://scientific-programs.science/wiki/Top_5_Positive_Benefits_Of_Learning_Reflexology

    June 24, 2021 at 09:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. 출장안마

    This blog was... how do you say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped me. Kudos!

    http://www.associazionehombre.it/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=2829703

    June 24, 2021 at 10:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. 출장안마

    You are so cool! I don't believe I have read through something like that before. So nice to discover another person with some unique thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This site is one thing that's needed on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

    https://www.misterpoll.com/users/drinkberet18

    June 24, 2021 at 10:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. 부산출장안마

    Great post! We will be linking to this particularly great post on our site. Keep up the good writing.

    https://coub.com/c5abafz927

    June 24, 2021 at 11:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. 출장안마

    Having read this I thought it was rather enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this short article together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

    https://www.empowher.com/user/2064890

    June 24, 2021 at 11:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. pharmaceptica

    best erectile dysfunction pills online https://pharmaceptica.com/

    June 24, 2021 at 11:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. 출장안마

    Great information. Lucky me I recently found your site by chance (stumbleupon). I have book marked it for later!

    https://horsebacknoise.com/index.php?action=profile;area=forumprofile;u=74685

    June 24, 2021 at 12:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. 출장마사지

    Good info. Lucky me I ran across your blog by chance (stumbleupon). I have bookmarked it for later!

    http://onlinefilmai.org/user/x1rhkez751

    June 24, 2021 at 13:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. pharmacepticacom

    best erectile dysfunction remedies https://www.pharmaceptica.com/

    June 24, 2021 at 13:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. 출장마사지

    An impressive share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who had been doing a little research on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast due to the fact that I found it for him... lol. So allow me to reword this.... Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to discuss this issue here on your web site.

    http://massage3forlenvvui.trexgame.net/miley-cyrus-and-chuljang-anma-10-surprising-things-they-have-in-common

    June 24, 2021 at 14:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. 부산출장

    I really like it whenever people get together and share opinions. Great site, keep it up!

    http://respuestas.acomprar.info/index.php?qa=user&qa_1=taxcub10

    June 24, 2021 at 14:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. 부산출장

    Having read this I thought it was very enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this informative article together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

    http://gigglyu.com/members/barberdavid3/activity/111244/

    June 24, 2021 at 14:48 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. 부산출장마사지

    Good post! We will be linking to this great article on our website. Keep up the good writing.

    https://taxidrawer0.bravejournal.net/post/2021/05/31/The-Mentorship-What-s-It

    June 24, 2021 at 15:39 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. 부산출장

    Having read this I believed it was very enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this article together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

    https://opensourcebridge.science/wiki/The_Health_Benefits_of_Thai_Massage

    June 24, 2021 at 19:27 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. 케이출장

    Greetings, I do think your web site may be having internet browser compatibility problems. When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in IE, it has some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Apart from that, fantastic website!

    http://massage0axminsafwj.timeforchangecounselling.com/enough-already-15-things-about-chuljang-we-re-tired-of-hearing

    June 24, 2021 at 19:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. 출장안마

    Greetings! Very useful advice within this article! It's the little changes which will make the greatest changes. Many thanks for sharing!

    http://www.castagneto.eu/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=user&id=1941284

    June 24, 2021 at 19:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. 부산출장마사지

    You are so awesome! I do not think I have read a single thing like that before. So great to discover another person with original thoughts on this topic. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This website is something that's needed on the internet, someone with some originality!

    http://www.indiaserver.com/cgi-bin/news/out.cgi?url=https://massage4milotoxl836.shutterfly.com/30

    June 24, 2021 at 21:06 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. Vivan Shubov

    A logo, accompanying punch line and rest of the content of a portal needs to be secured against any republication or use by any other party..

    https://www.instagram.com/katekdesigns

    June 24, 2021 at 21:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. pharmaceptica.com

    chloroguine https://pharmaceptica.com/

    June 24, 2021 at 22:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  40. 출장안마

    Everything is very open with a very clear clarification of the challenges. It was really informative. Your website is extremely helpful. Thank you for sharing!

    http://hectorxigf352.simplesite.com/449393190

    June 24, 2021 at 22:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. 부산 출장

    Itís difficult to find knowledgeable people about this topic, but you sound like you know what youíre talking about! Thanks

    https://myemotion.faith/wiki/Lomilomi_and_Native_Care_of_Oceania

    June 24, 2021 at 22:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. 출장안마

    After I originally commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the same comment. Is there a means you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

    http://anunturi-piese-auto.ro/user/profile/14667

    June 25, 2021 at 01:38 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. Kourtney Plantier

    How Can I Copyright Protect Stories and Articles on My Website?

    https://www.facebook.com/KateKowalskyWebMarketing

    June 25, 2021 at 01:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  44. 출장안마

    Hello there! This article couldnít be written much better! Going through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this. I most certainly will forward this article to him. Fairly certain he's going to have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

    http://mama.jocee.jp/jump/?url=https://massage4patiuszcgu.over-blog.com/2021/05/how-to-explain-to-your-boss.html

    June 25, 2021 at 02:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. Voncile Lew

    Is it possible to install multiple joomla site on one wamp server?

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmkowalsky/

    June 25, 2021 at 02:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  46. 출장안마

    This site certainly has all the info I needed concerning this subject and didnít know who to ask.

    https://writeablog.net/massage5e1tiybt946/h2-applying-essential-oils-for-massage-h2-a-massage-is-any-sort-of-gentle

    June 25, 2021 at 03:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. 출장마사지

    After looking over a handful of the articles on your web site, I really like your way of writing a blog. I bookmarked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back in the near future. Please visit my web site too and tell me what you think.

    http://www.tellur.com.ua/bitrix/rk.php?goto=http://massage5elliotthiej864.theglensecret.com/10-sites-to-help-you-become-an-expert-in-chuljang-anma

    June 25, 2021 at 03:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. 부산출장안마

    Very good info. Lucky me I discovered your website by accident (stumbleupon). I've saved it for later!

    https://getpocket.com/@gramlunch35

    June 25, 2021 at 04:33 | Report abuse | Reply
  49. 부산 출장안마

    I'm pretty pleased to uncover this website. I need to to thank you for your time for this wonderful read!! I definitely enjoyed every little bit of it and I have you saved to fav to see new information on your site.

    https://flactorrent.ru/user/f9awquo645

    June 25, 2021 at 06:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  50. Halley Haubrick

    I need to import about 50 of 458 posts from a blogspot blog into wordpress. If I use the plug in import tool, I am concerned that it will duplicate the posts that were already imported in a previous batch. Also the prior posts have been re-categorized. I need to hold those as well. Any tips will help! Thank you..

    https://www.instagram.com/katekdesigns

    June 25, 2021 at 08:45 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35

Leave a Reply to discuss


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.