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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  • 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 ... what was shaping up to be the worst cluster of food-related illnesses and deaths in a generation. On Wednesday, that was largely ...
    11/3/2011 - 1:08 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
  • Listeria Deaths Rise to 15: The 5 Deadliest Food-Borne Outbreaks
    As a result, four out of the five worst outbreaks in terms of number of deaths were from listeria, but four out of the five worst outbreaks in terms of number of illnesses were from salmonella. The CDC is calling this the worst outbreak of a food-borne ...
    10/1/2011 - 1:06 pm | View Link
  • The 5 Deadliest Food-Borne Illnesses
    With Listeria suddenly all over today’s headlines thanks to the deaths of 21 people sickened by eating contaminated cantaloupes, you’re probably asking yourself why you’ve heard so little about this deadly food-borne bacteria, and how to protect ...
    10/1/2011 - 3:09 am | View Link
  • Listeria cantaloupe outbreak third deadliest in U.S. history
    But Luke LaBorde, associate professor of food science, worries that melons present a heightened risk for spreading food-borne illnesses. Listeria normally is associated with animal products such as hotdogs, ready-to-eat deli meats and raw milk, although ...
    09/29/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Not safe to eat: Three foods to avoid
    Recent headlines about contaminated foods, from peanut butter and salad to turkey and eggs, are enough to make even the most intrepid eater a little bit paranoid.
    02/28/2015 - 6:30 am | View Website
  • Food Borne Illnesses Video
    Listeria Outbreak Deadliest in Decade. Officials say some might still get sick despite recall of tainted cantaloupes.
    02/27/2015 - 10:02 pm | View Website
  • Foodborne illness
    Foodborne illness (also foodborne disease and colloquially referred to as food poisoning) is any illness resulting from the consumption of contaminated food ...
    02/27/2015 - 6:49 pm | View Website
  • List of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States ...
    In 1999, an estimated 5,000 deaths, 325,000 hospitalizations and 76 million illnesses were caused by foodborne illnesses within the US. The Centers for Disease ...
    02/26/2015 - 6:00 pm | View Website
  • Pandemic! 10 of the Deadliest Diseases | Popular Science
    The Black Plague, Third Pandemic and Spanish Flu wiped out hundreds of millions; they have nothing on today's worst diseases
    02/26/2015 - 12:45 pm | View Website
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