The 5 Deadliest Food-Borne Illnesses - and How to Prevent Them

Listeria, the food-borne bacteria responsible for killing 21 people this week via contaminated cantaloupes, is just one of many types of bacteria contaminating the food supply. Here, the 5 deadliest types of food-borne bacteria and how to keep yourself and your family members safe.

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  • Cantaloupe-linked listeria could be one of deadliest recent foodborne illness outbreaks
    The Colorado-based listeria outbreak is climbing the list of the deadliest foodborne illnesses in recent U.S. history, with Kansas and Nebraska investigating three deaths in addition to eight deaths listed by the CDC in four states. With weeks left to go ...
    05/2/2016 - 8:08 am | View Link
  • America’s Deadliest Foodborne Illnesses
    There are more than 250 foodborne illnesses that have been reported, and they are caused by disease-carrying microbes or pathogens that contaminate food. The symptoms of these different diseases vary, but they often affect the intestinal tract, causing ...
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  • 25 Dead of Listeria, Now Deadliest U.S. Foodborne Outbreak on Record
    In addition, a pregnant woman had a miscarriage after she fell ill. And more people could still die, according to the CDC, as the number of illnesses may continue to grow. Symptoms of listeria can take up to two months to appear, which include fever ...
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  • Foodborne illness
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    11/22/2017 - 2:03 am | View Website
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    Food Poisoning Definition Food poisoning is a general term for health problems arising from eating contaminated food. Food may be contaminated by bacteria, viruses ...
    11/21/2017 - 4:34 am | View Website
  • Ten reasons to eat more vegetables
    Plant-rich diets may prevent other illnesses: * Macular Degeneration: a carotenoid called lutein - which is found mostly in leafy greens - may help prevent ...
    11/21/2017 - 1:21 am | View Website
  • 2011 United States listeriosis outbreak
    The 2011 United States listeriosis outbreak was a widespread outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning across 28 US states that resulted from contaminated ...
    11/19/2017 - 1:12 pm | View Website
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