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Table 4 Number of outbreaks, cases and deaths by different kinds of food, Guangxi, South China, 2010–2016

From: Bacteria and poisonous plants were the primary causative hazards of foodborne disease outbreak: a seven-year survey from Guangxi, South China

Food No.(%) of outbreaks (n = 138) No.(%) of cases (n = 3348) No.(%) of deaths (n = 46) Case fatality rate (%)
Grains 8 (5.80) 164 (4.90) 6 (13.04) 3.66
Meat and poultry 15 (10.87) 513 (15.32) 0 (0.00) 0.00
Seafood 5 (3.62) 141 (4.21) 0 (0.00) 0.00
Eggs 2 (1.45) 54 (1.61) 0 (0.00) 0.00
Dairy products 1 (0.72) 15 (0.45) 0 (0.00) 0.00
Cakes and bakery products 4 (2.90) 94 (2.81) 0 (0.00) 0.00
Vegetables 2 (1.45) 51 (1.52) 0 (0.00) 0.00
Toxic insects/food products 3 (2.17) 15 (0.45) 3 (6.52) 20.00
Poisonous plants 46 (33.33) 711 (21.24) 26 (56.52) 3.66
Mixed food a 39 (28.26) 1238 (36.98) 4 (8.70) 0.32
Others b 13 (9.42) 352 (10.51) 7 (15.22) 1.99
  1. aMixed Food was identified as at least two kinds of food involved in a food poisoning incident
  2. bOther kind of food include frog and the food we cannot confirm