ATLANTA Norovirus and salmonella were the leading causes of foodborne disease outbreaks in 2006, the most recent year for which such data are available, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were 1,270 reported foodborne disease outbreaks in 2006, which resulted in 27,634 illnesses and 11 deaths, said a recent report from the CDC’s OutbreakNet team. The team said that among those 1,270 outbreaks, 621 had a confirmed single cause, and the cause was ...

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