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Illnesses

Did you know that there are more than 250 foodborne illnesses? Many of these are caused by bacteria, viruses, germs, or harmful pathogens and chemicals found in food that is not properly handled or prepared. For more information over the most common illnesses, please click the names of each illness below.

Campylobacter

Campylobacter Infection: Everything You Need to Know about This Common Foodborne Illness From watery diarrhea to possible infection of the blood, Campylobacter can be simple food poisoning or a fatal infection.  Campylobacter infection, or Campylobacteriosis, is a foodborne illness caused by the bacteria of genus Campylobacter. While infections by C. jejuni and C. coli are [...]

Cyclospora

Cyclospora Infection: Overview, Symptoms, Treatment, Risk, Complications, and Prevention The 2018 cyclospora outbreak linked to McDonald’s salad mix is apparently over. But you should still be careful. Read on to learn more. Cyclospora infection or cyclosporiasis is uncommon in the US. An outbreak almost exclusively occurs from consuming imported fresh produce that contains mature parasite. […]

E. Coli

E. Coli Infection: Top 3 Ways You Can Get & How to Prevent It Contaminated water, food, and infected persons or animals can spread E. coli infection. Practicing safe food behaviors can reduce risk. What is E. coli? E. coli is a type of bacteria that is naturally present in the lower intestine of humans [...]

Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Guillain-Barré Syndrome: A Look at the Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Risks & Complications Can Zika virus cause Guillain-Barré Syndrome? What about the risk of paralysis? Read this article to find answers to the common questions about this dreaded disease.   The concern for Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) has risen sharply in the last few years owing to [...]

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A: Things You Should not Miss about This Vaccine-Preventable Disease In this article, you will learn Hepatitis A symptoms, causes, treatments, risks, complications, vaccines, and interesting facts. What’s your risk of having a Hepatitis A infection? Do you know what symptoms indicate an infection? What are your treatment options? Can you prevent it, if [...]

Legionnaires’ disease

Legionnaires’ disease: Things to Know about This Potentially Fatal Lung Infection Legionnaires’ disease can lead to failure of vital organ systems in the body, or even death. Learn its causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatment, and preventive measures. A Quick Overview of Legionnaires’ disease and Its History Legionnaires’ disease (LD) is a serious infection of the [...]

Listeria

Listeria Infection: Everything You Need to Know about this Dangerous Illness Listeria infection is rare but can cause potentially life-threatening complications. Learn its causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatment, and preventive measures.  Listeria infection, or listeriosis, is a serious foodborne bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. While listeriosis is not a serious problem for [...]

Norovirus

Norovirus Infection: What It Does to Your Body and How to Prevent It From a self-limiting infection to causing potentially fatal complications, norovirus can be a killer in disguise. Here’s how you can prevent it. On February 2018, norovirus spread like crazy during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in South Korea. The Korean Centers for Disease [...]

Salmonella

Salmonella Infection: Things You Should Know to Stay Safe Get the most up-to-date information about salmonella infection in this article - symptoms, causes, treatment, complications, and prevention. Did you know many people with salmonella bacteria in their intestines may not have any symptoms, while others may need a treatment? In the wake of salmonella outbreaks [...]

Shigella

Shigella Infection: Things You Should Not Miss about the Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Did you know nearly one-third of Shigella infections in the US are foodborne? Learn more facts as well as the symptoms, causes, treatment, complications, and prevention methods. What is Shigella? Shigella is a group of bacteria that can cause an infection in […]

Staphylococcus

Staphylococcus: Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention Unlike other foodborne illnesses, Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning lasts a shorter period of time and is quite unlikely to cause serious outcomes. Staphylococcal food poisoning, or simply Staph food poisoning, is a foodborne illness caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. It causes diarrhea, vomiting, stomach cramps and other symptoms similar [...]

Vibrio

Vibrio Infections: Everything You Need to Know about the Potentially Life-Threatening Illness Some strains of Vibrio bacteria can lead to serious complications such as shock, multiple organ failure, and death. Learn how you can prevent them. Did you know Vibrio infections increased by almost 115 percent during the period from 1998 to 2010? On September [...]