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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  • Deadliest U.S. Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
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  • Tainted Cantaloupes Behind Deadliest Food-Borne Outbreak
    With 29 people now dead, listeria-tainted cantaloupe has caused the deadliest recorded U.S. outbreak of food-borne illness, surpassing a 1985 outbreak ... up to be the worst cluster of food-related illnesses and deaths in a generation.
    11/3/2011 - 1:08 pm | View Link
  • 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 ...
    10/19/2011 - 6:30 pm | View Link
  • Listeria in Cantaloupes: Deadliest Outbreak in a Decade
    Officials say 10 other outbreaks of food-borne illnesses in the last decade have been tied to cantaloupes. In seven of those outbreaks, the melons were tainted with salmonella. In three, they carried norovirus. "It's still a good thing to eat fresh fruits ...
    10/1/2011 - 5:17 pm | View Link
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    Back in February, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) published a study targeting raw milk as dangerous and unsafe for human consumption. The media jumped on it in ...
    08/27/2015 - 2:45 am | View Website
  • Food-Borne Diseases: Introduction
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    08/26/2015 - 9:30 pm | View Website
  • The decade's 10 biggest food-borne illness outbreaks
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  • Foodborne Illnesses
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    08/26/2015 - 4:12 am | View Website
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