Foodborne illnesses in US return to pre-pandemic levels

Illnesses linked to foodborne pathogens have returned to pre-COVID-19 levels after declining during the first 2 years of the pandemic, according to a study.“This report highlights lack of progress in reducing enteric infection incidence,” Miranda J. Delahoy, PhD, senior epidemiologist in the CDC’s Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases, and colleagues wrote in the study, which published Thursday in MMWR.According to the CDC, an estimated 48 million people in the U.S. are sickened by a foodborne pathogen annually, with 128,000 being hospitalized andRead More