The Burden of Foodborne Disease in the UK 2018

Microbiological foodborne disease (FBD) places both a public health and financial burden on society. In 2018 there were estimated to be 2.4 million FBD-related cases in the UK.
Norovirus accounts for the highest number of cases at around 383,000, followed by Campylobacter and Clostridium perfringens with around 299,000 and 85,000 cases respectively.

Listeria monocytogenes has the least number of estimated cases at 162 a year, but has the highest proportion of fatalities (26 fatalities out of a total of 162 cases).

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