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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    “They tend to be caused by more lethal listeria, salmonella and E. coli germs”. Of the three germs, Salmonella accounted for the most illnesses and hospitalizations and was the cause of the three largest outbreaks, which were traced to eggs, chicken ...
    11/5/2015 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • The Rarest Type of Food-Borne Outbreak Is the Deadliest
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    11/4/2015 - 6:51 pm | View Link
  • CDC: The Deadliest Food-borne Illness Outbreaks
    The new report used data from CDC's Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System from 2010 to 2014. Researchers compared the number of illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths from outbreaks in two or more states with those from outbreaks in a single state.
    11/2/2015 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • America’s Deadliest Foodborne Illnesses
    Because of this, it’s hard to know which major foodborne illnesses to be concerned about. 1of 8 One in six adults gets sick by consuming contaminated food or beverages every year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
    09/22/2015 - 2:00 am | View Link
  • 10 Deadliest Food Contaminations in U.S. History
    A consumer's best bet is to follow the five tenants of food safety: Cook, chill, separate to avoid cross-contamination, clean, and report suspected food-related illnesses. Here's a look at the 10 deadliest outbreaks in modern American history. Thirty ...
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  • Photos: Worst foodborne illness outbreaks
    The worst food-borne illness outbreaks – The number of salmonella infections linked to cucumbers continues to soar. Four people have died in this year's ...
    11/27/2015 - 12:49 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. [1] The Centers for Disease ...
    11/27/2015 - 11:31 am | View Website
  • The 5 Deadliest Food-Borne Illnesses
    Listeria, the food-borne bacteria responsible for killing 21 people this week via contaminated cantaloupes, is just one of many types of bacteria ...
    11/27/2015 - 10:33 am | View Website
  • Listeria outbreak: How do I know if I have it? What are ...
    The bacteria at the center of the nation's listeria outbreak from tainted cantaloupe are stealthy bugs. They won't make you immediately clutch your gut or ...
    11/26/2015 - 6:48 pm | View Website
  • Foodborne illness
    In addition to disease caused by direct bacterial infection, some foodborne illnesses are caused by enterotoxins (exotoxins targeting the intestines).
    11/26/2015 - 12:22 pm | View Website
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