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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  • Death toll from listeria-tainted cantaloupes hits 29
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  • Tainted Cantaloupes Behind Deadliest Food-Borne Outbreak
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  • Listeria in Cantaloupes: Deadliest Outbreak in a Decade
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  • Foodborne illness
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  • Foodborne Illness : Food Poisoning
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