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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  • Colo. Farmers Arrested In Listeria Outbreak That Killed 33
    The listeria outbreak killed 33 people and affected 147. 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.
    09/30/2013 - 2:50 am | 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
  • Listeria in Cantaloupes: Deadliest Outbreak in a Decade
    According to the CDC, this is the third deadliest outbreak of food-borne illness ... 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 ...
    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
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  • Food Borne Illnesses Video
    Listeria Outbreak Deadliest in Decade. Officials say some might still get sick despite recall of tainted cantaloupes.
    03/22/2015 - 8:16 am | 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
    03/22/2015 - 4:34 am | View Website
  • 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 ...
    03/22/2015 - 4:34 am | View Website
  • Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness
    Bacteria That Cause Food-borne Illness What is a food-borne illness? Food-borne illness often shows itself as flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or ...
    03/22/2015 - 12:31 am | View Website
  • List of foodborne illness outbreaks by death toll ...
    This is a list of foodborne illness outbreaks by death toll, caused by infectious disease, heavy metals, chemical contamination, or from natural toxins, such as those ...
    03/20/2015 - 6:41 pm | View Website
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