Indicator full name: Number of cases of microbiological foodborne diseases
Unit: number of cases
- Country (COUNTRY)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2020
Last updated: 22 November 2021
- Nordic countries
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E225203.T
Self-explanatory.See WHO indicator no. 220200._
Data collected annually, reference period: 31 December.
Institute of Public Health.
Although in 2010 the number of reported outbreaks was almost the same as previous years, the number
of ill people was much greater due to a great water borne outbreak were more than 12000 persons were
exposed and at least 3000 became ill
(http://www.favv.be/publicationsthematiques/Report-zoonotic-agents-Belgium.asp). The numbers refer
to the number of people affected in reported foodborne disease outbreaks, and not to the total
number of microbiological foodborne illnesses.
cases in epidemics only. From 1993 we report the total absolute number of cases (epidemics and
sporadic and family occurrence).
Reduction in year 2012 caused by the reduction in number of salmonella outbreaks due to successful
implementation of veterinary programmes for infection control in poultry.
Break in time series: 2011
Up to 2011, only ICD 10 code A05 was included in notifiable foodborne diseases. Since 2012, the list
of notifiable foodborne diseases includes diseases with ICD 10 code A05, T61, T62 and T64.
Notifiable Infectious Diseases (data as of March 1, 2015).
http://www3.rki.de/SurvStat (interactive database SurvStat@RKI) or http://www.gbe-bund.de
Coverage: Starting from January 1, 2001, the data have been procured by the Robert Koch-Institute in
compliance with the Infectious Disease Control Act. Cases that are transmitted to the Robert
Koch-Institute are filtered according to a so-called ¯Reference Definition® before being published.
All charts and tables in publications of the Robert Koch-Institute refer to cases that comply to the
reference definition - unless otherwise noted.
Data contain the number of all cases of notifiable infectious diseases with ICD-10 A00 Cholera,
A01.0 Typhoid fever, A02.0, A02.1 Salmonellosis, A03 Shigellosis, A04.0 - A04.2, A04.4
E.-coli-Enteritis, A04.3 EHEC (without HUS), A04.5 Campylobacter enteritis, A05.1 Botulism, A07.1
Giardiasis, A07.2 Cryptosporidiosis, A23 Brucellosis, A28.2 Yersiniosis, A32, P37.2 Listeriosis, B15
Hepatitis A, B17.2 Hepatitis E, B75 Trichinosis, D59.3 HUS (haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome,
Excluded are A08.1 Norwalk-like virus disease and A08.0 Rotavirus disease.
In 2001 all cases of D59.3 HUS (haemolytic uraemic-syndrome, enteropathic) were included in the data
Source (1991-2000): Federal Statistical Office, Statistics on other illnesses which require
registration, Fachserie 12, Reihe 2.
Coverage: Data contain the number of all cases of enteritis infectiosa (salmonellosis and remaining
forms) reported in compliance with the Federal Contagious Diseases Act (BSeuchG -
Bundesseuchengesetz). Due to certain difficulties in the evaluation and recording of data a
substantial underreporting has to be assumed.
Break in time series: By the Law of the rearrangement for legal epidemic instructions (SeuchRNeuG)
the previous Federal Contagious Diseases Act (BSeuchG) got void. At the same time the basis of the
federal statistic for notifiable diseases was omitted by the new law. The responsibility of the
collection, interpretation and publication of the transmitted missions by the local health
authorities passed into the hands of the Robert Koch-Institute. The years before 2001 are therefore
not comparable to the following years.
Control and Environmental Protection).
For more recent years, figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
should be used.
Figures refer to notified cases of Food Poisoning, Salmonellosis (other than typhoid or paratyphoid)
and Bacillary Dysentry (Shigellosis). Since 2004, refers to cases of: B cereus, botulism,
campylobacter infection, C perfringens, listeriosis, staphylococcal food poisoning, yersiniosis,
trichinosis, salmonellosis and shigellosis.
Before 2013: Direction de la sante, Division de l'inspection sanitaire.
Since 2013: Includes the number of cases of botulism, campylobacteriosis, escherichia coli infection
(VTEC), listeriosis, salmonellosis, shigellosis, trichinellosis, yersiniosis.
Before 2013: Salmonellosis only. Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers are excluded.
Source: Infectious Disease Prevention & Control Unit,Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Directorate (reviewed the data of 2007-2012. Only confirmed cases are now included. This has
resulted in some increase in the numbers of total confirmed cases and a reduction in the numbers of
outbreaks in 5 out of six years.
Coverage: Until 2008, the data refer to the statutory notifications. From 2009 onwards, data cover
also and are integrated with the registration of the Food and Goods Authority. Data include cases
linked with the outbreaks plus individual cases.
Note: The high value in 2012 is due to an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson, because of infected
The number of cases of microbial poisoning within a year is determined as follows:
- During outbreaks, on the basis of the final reports of the outbreak investigation submitted to the
National Center of Public Health.
- In general, outbreaks in the country - on the basis of the annual reporting forms ?18 (table ?22),
approved by the Ministry of Health Order ?1168 from 10.28.2014, which are annually submitted to the
National Center of Public Health by the regional and departmental Public Health Centres.
Data on some nosological forms, such as cholera, typhoid fever, etc. are promptly submitted to the
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Moldova on each detected case.
Increase in the number of outbreaks and the number of cases of microbiological foodborne disease is
due to the increase in number of outbreaks in catering facilities and trade, in summer health
resorts and kindergartens, after the transfer of the control over these objects to the National
Agency for Food Safety in 2012.
Coverage: national coverage (whole Slovenia).
Infection or intoxication due to microbiologically contaminated food (Salmonellas, Estafilococo, C.
perfringens,Shigella sonnei, C.Botulinum, Other and Unknown). Contaminated water as common origin
authority for matters concerning food.
An outbreak counts when more than two people are involved, except for C. botulinum were more than
one person is enough. Number of reported outbreaks and cases of microbial food-borne illnesses have
increased over the years (1993-2014).
Method: Includes the number of cases of outbreaks occurring from microbiological foodborne disease
in a year. It does not include individual cases in a year.
In 2012 figure is higher than for previous years presumably because of a change in the reporting
system and Syrian refugees.
Break in Time Series: Data from 1987 onwards include campylobacter cases in Scotland (figures before
1987 do not include such cases in Scotland). Data collection methods in Scotland changed in 1995.