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Reuters reports on new numbers generated by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggesting that “cases of six common food poisoning agents have dropped sharply since the U.S. government started to monitor them closely in the 1990s.” Campylobacter, Listeria, Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O157, Shigella, and Yersinia have all declined, the CDC says.

"Overall, this year's report indicates that there have been reductions in illness due to many of these pathogens ... over the past 15 years," the CDC’s Dr. Chris Braden said, noting that “most of the reductions came soon after the system was put into place and rates have been stable in more recent years,” according to the story.
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