Preliminary incidence and trends of infections by pathogens transmitted through Food in 2022

The CDC published in MMWR and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Delahoy MJ, Shah HJ, Weller DL, et al. Preliminary Incidence and Trends of Infections Caused by Pathogens Transmitted Commonly Through Food — Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network, 10 US Sites, 2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:701–706. DOI: about the initial trends of incident and infection by foodborne pathogens in 2022. Each year, infections from major foodborne pathogens are responsible for an estimated 9.4 million illnesses, 56,000 hospitalizations, and 1,350 deaths in the US. Surveillance is conducted to evaluate progress toward preventing enteric infections in the US. During 2020 2021 pandemic, there was a decrease in many infections due to behavioral modifications during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report presents preliminary estimates of pathogen-specific annual incidences during 2022, compared with average annual incidences during 2016–2018. Many pandemic interventions ended by 2022. As a result, there was a resumption of outbreaks, international travel, and other factors leading to enteric infections. During 2022, annual incidences of illnesses caused by Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, and Listeria were similar to average annual incidences during 2016–2018. Escherichia coli (STEC), Yersinia, Vibrio, and Cyclospora illnesses were higher. During 2022, FoodNet identified 25,479 cases of infection, 5,981 hospitalizations, and 170 deaths. The report highlights a lack of progress in reducing enteric infection incidence.  @

 Preliminary Incidence and Trends of Infections Caused by...
Preliminary Incidence and Trends of Infections Caused by...

This report describes higher incidences of certain infections caused by pathogens transmitted through food during 2022 compared with 2016–2018.

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