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CDC releases report on foodborne outbreaks in U.S.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Center for Disease Control says more than 1,000 foodborne outbreaks were reported in 2008.

The "Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks - United States, 2008" report was released Thursday.

According to the CDC, these outbreaks resulted in 23,152 cases of illness, 1,276 hospitalizations and 22 deaths.

Among the outbreaks, the report shows norovirus was the most common agent followed by Salmonella.

The CDC says foodborne agents cause an estimated 48 million illnesses each year in the U.S.

For more details on the report, visit http://www.cdc.gov/outbreaknet/surveillance_data.html.

For more information on how to prevent foodborne illness, visit www.foodsafety.gov.

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