Norovirus poses the highest burden on society out of 13 pathogens analyzed in the United Kingdom.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) ranked the foodborne pathogens in order of their detrimental effect on UK society. They were Campylobacter, Clostridium perfringens, E. coli O157, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella, Shigella, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, adenovirus, astrovirus, norovirus, rotavirus and sapovirus.


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