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Foodborne Disease Data

Disease Fact Sheets:

Foodborne diseases are caused by various “bad bugs”, otherwise refered to as pathogens.  Included among the types of different pathogens are bacteria, viruses and parasites.  Below is a list of  foodborne diseases, divided by pathogen type:












Foodborne Disease Outbreak Statistics:

Per state law (Section 32.1-36 of the Code of Virginia and 12 VAC 5-90-80 and 12 VAC 5-90-90 of the Board of Health Regulations for Disease Reporting and Control –, all outbreaks, including those that are foodborne, are reportable in Virginia. Listed below are reported foodborne disease outbreaks by year in Virginia:

2005  |  2004  |  2003  |  2002  |  2001  |  2000

Last Updated: 10-28-2011

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