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Chicken Meat Most Likely To Make People Sick، According To CDC

Friday 03/August/2018 - 11:00 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Moamar
The "Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks" report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that chicken meat has caused the most food-related sickness among the public، as Technical timessaid.
For the purpose of its survey، the CDC defines "foodborne disease outbreak" as incidents where two or more people contract the same type of illness after eating a common food.
While fish and dairy products cause more outbreaks، illnesses contracted after eating chicken has made most of the general public sick.
The CDC estimated that there are about 800 foodborne disease outbreaks yearly in the United States. These outbreaks resulted in 15،000 illnesses، 800 hospitalizations، and 20 deaths each year.
For this particular survey، the center analyzed 5،760 outbreaks from 2009 to 2015. These outbreaks sickened 100،939 people. Of those، 5،699 were hospitalized، and 145 died.
In total، 12 percent or 3،114 of the illnesses reported within the period were linked to chicken. Salmonella in eggs caused 2،422 illnesses while Salmonella in chicken caused 1،941 illnesses.
Fish was linked to 222 cases of outbreaks within the period of study but only sickened 1،353 people. The chicken was

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