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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  • The latest listeria outbreak & food safety: What you need to know
    Listeria is one of the most dangerous food-borne illnesses, especially for older adults, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems. It sickens about 1,600 Americans a year, causing fever and muscle aches and gastrointestinal problems.
    04/10/2015 - 2:57 pm | View Link
  • Colo. Farmers Arrested In Listeria Outbreak That Killed 33
    The listeria epidemic traced to Jensen Farms was one of the deadliest food-borne illnesses in the nation. The deadly conditions on the Jensen Farms was responsible for spreading the illness to 28 states. Share This Story It was concluded by the U.S. Food ...
    09/30/2013 - 2:50 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 ...
    08/20/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Death toll from listeria-tainted cantaloupes hits 29
    Five of the illnesses were related to a pregnancy, two were diagnosed in newborns and three were diagnosed in pregnant women. One miscarriage has also been reported, the CDC said. Determining which food-borne outbreak is more deadly — this one or the ...
    11/4/2011 - 1:31 pm | View Link
  • 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
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  • The decade's 10 biggest food-borne illness outbreaks
    Cantaloupe – Tainted cantaloupes have left 29 people dead in what has become the deadliest U.S. outbreak of a food-borne illness since the CDC started ...
    04/27/2015 - 5:24 am | 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 ...
    04/27/2015 - 4:34 am | View Website
  • food borne illnesses
    Call for a Free Consultation with the leading Food Poisoning Lawyers at 1-800-968-7529. You have rights, we protect them.
    04/27/2015 - 2:54 am | View Website
  • Common Infectious Diseases Worldwide
    The following is a list of the most common infectious diseases throughout the world today. Accurate caseload numbers are difficult to determine, especially ...
    04/26/2015 - 6:40 pm | View Website
  • Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
    Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Subscribe to the Foodborne Illness Outbreaks Section RSS Feed CDC: Recalled Fruit Likely Caused Listeria Cases Last Summer
    04/26/2015 - 10:19 am | View Website
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