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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  • Louisiana Deaths Make Listeria Outbreak Deadliest In 25 Years
    A listeria outbreak that killed one Oklahoman is now blamed for two more deaths in Louisiana, making the death toll 25 -- the deadliest known outbreak of the food-borne illness in more ... At least eleven of the illnesses occurred in Oklahoma, including ...
    12/18/2017 - 1:30 am | View Link
  • Publisher’s Platform: Six deadliest U.S. foodborne outbreaks
    Three people died as a consequence of their hepatitis A illnesses. More than 9,000 people who had eaten at the restaurant, or who had been exposed to ill people, were given a post-exposure injection as a prevention against developing hepatitis A.
    11/3/2017 - 10:02 am | 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 - 4:30 am | View Link
  • Listeria: The deadliest food outbreak in a decade
    Who's most vulnerable to listeria? As with many flu-like illnesses, young children, the elderly, and others with weaker immune systems are most at risk. Pregnant women are also particularly susceptible to the illness. What can you do to stay safe?
    09/29/2011 - 11:32 am | View Link
  • CDC: Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak Deadliest in a Decade
    "This is the deadliest outbreak of a food borne disease that we've indentified in more than a decade," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the CDC. "For the public, it's important to know that if you know the cantaloupe you have is not Jensen Farms ...
    09/28/2011 - 12:45 pm | View Link
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  • 2011 United States listeriosis outbreak
    The 2011 United States listeriosis outbreak was a widespread outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes food poisoning across 28 US states that resulted from contaminated ...
    02/13/2018 - 8:17 am | View Website
  • Foodborne illness
    Foodborne illness (also foodborne disease and colloquially referred to as food poisoning) is any illness resulting from the food spoilage of contaminated food ...
    02/9/2018 - 7:13 pm | 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 ...
    02/9/2018 - 1:44 pm | View Website
  • Publisher's Platform: Six deadliest U.S. foodborne ...
    Publisher’s Platform: Six deadliest U.S. foodborne outbreaks By Bill Marler | November 3, 2017. Although the United States is know world-wide as having one of the ...
    11/3/2017 - 5:02 pm | View Website
  • CDC: The Deadliest Food-borne Illness Outbreaks
    CDC: The Deadliest Food-borne Illness Outbreaks. Food industry must do more to curb widespread health threats, experts say
    11/3/2015 - 5:43 pm | View Website
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