The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday released its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report focused on data from the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet).

According to the report:

  • Salmonella Typhimurium, which has been linked to poultry, beef, and other foods, fell by 27 percent compared with 2006-2008, continuing a downward trend begun in the mid-1980s.
  • Cases of laboratory-confirmed Shiga toxin-producing E. coli 0157 fell by 32 percent, compared with 2006-2008.
  • The incidence of illness tied to Vibrio was 52 percent higher in 2014 than in 2006-08, and it was 13 percent higher for Campylobacter.

The full report can be viewed here.

The FoodNet surveillance system covers about 48 million Americans who live in Oregon, New Mexico, Minnesota, Tennessee, Georgia, Maryland, Connecticut and parts of California, New York and Colorado — about 15 percent of the U.S. population. Public health officials from these 10 states work with the CDC, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration to monitor nine pathogens known to cause food-borne illnesses.