According to recently published figures, mushroom poisoning remains a significant problem in China.

In 2023, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigated 505 reports of mushroom poisoning, resulting in 1,303 patients and 16 deaths.

Incidents increased compared to 2022, but the number of patients was lower, according

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Almost 1,000 people fell ill in a Campylobacter and Sapovirus outbreak in China in 2021, according to a recently released study.

The outbreak involved 996 patients and had two peaks over a 17 day period. Through case-control studies, scientists identified exposure to water from a secondary water supply system as

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Researchers have looked into the main sources and factors behind Bacillus cereus outbreaks over a 10-year period in China.

Scientists said findings can help guide and allocate public resources to prevent Bacillus cereus foodborne cases.

Data from 2010 to 2020 came from the National Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System.

A total

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Vibrio and Salmonella are the top bacterial pathogens linked to outbreaks in catering facilities, according to a decade of data from incidents in China.

From 2010 to 2020, China’s catering service facilities reported 18,331 outbreaks, which resulted in 206,718 illnesses, 68,561 hospitalizations, and 201 deaths.

There were 5,607 outbreaks in

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Chinese officials recorded almost 500 mushroom poisoning outbreaks in 2022 with 28 associated deaths.

This past year, China CDC investigated 482 incidents of mushroom poisoning across 21 regions. This resulted in 1,332 patients and 28 deaths.

Incidents and patients were more than in 2019 and 2021 but fewer than in 2020

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Eighty foodborne botulism outbreaks occurred in China involving 55 deaths over a 15-year period, according to a new study.

The top implicated food was home-prepared traditional processed stinky tofu and dried beef. Improper processing or storage were major contributors to outbreaks and initial misdiagnosis occurred in more than a quarter

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