WHO: The Global Burden of Food Safety and Food-borne Illness

April 2, 2015 4:25 PM

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WHO: The Global Burden of Food Safety and Food-borne Illness

New data from the World Health Organization (WHO) reveals the growing problem of food-borne illness around the world. The WHO released initial findings on Thursday showing that hundreds of millions of people worldwide are getting sick from contaminated food. The data is from 2010, which is the latest global data available.

35,000: The number of deaths caused by norovirus (a virus that’s the leading cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food in the United States)

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