Research and analysis

Foodborne illness in humans: general outbreaks in England and Wales in 2017

Reporting of general outbreaks of foodborne illness week by week including organism and number of people ill.



An outbreak is an incident in which two or more people, thought to have a common exposure, experience a similar illness or proven infection (at least one of them having been ill).

A general outbreak is an outbreak affecting members of more than one household or residents of an institution.

For previous data see the archive of older reports.

Published 10 March 2017
Last updated 12 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. HPR 12(2) report uploaded
  2. Added HPR 11(36) report.
  3. Uploaded HPR 11(24) report.
  4. HPR 11(20) report uploaded
  5. HPR 11(17) report uploaded
  6. HPR 11(14) report uploaded
  7. First published.