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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  • 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
  • 10 Deadliest Food Contaminations in U.S. History
    Symptoms and treatments vary widely. 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 ...
    08/20/2012 - 1:00 pm | 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
  • Listeria in Cantaloupes: Deadliest Outbreak in a Decade
    Though it's the first time listeria has contaminated cantaloupes, it's not the first time the melons have made people sick. Officials say 10 other outbreaks of food-borne illnesses in the last decade have been tied to cantaloupes. In seven of those ...
    09/29/2011 - 4:42 am | View Link
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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 ...
    05/1/2016 - 5:11 pm | View Website
  • Chew On This: Impact of Food-Borne Illnesses
    The editors at MBA in Healthcare Management Degrees decided to research the topic of: Chew On This: Impact of Food-Borne Illnesses. Illnesses caused by foodborne ...
    05/1/2016 - 11:20 am | View Website
  • Not safe to eat: Three foods to avoid
    Recent headlines about contaminated food are enough to make even the most intrepid eater a little bit paranoid.
    05/1/2016 - 3:35 am | View Website
  • Foodborne illness
    In addition to disease caused by direct bacterial infection, some foodborne illnesses are caused by enterotoxins (exotoxins targeting the intestines).
    04/30/2016 - 7:11 am | 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 ...
    04/29/2016 - 10:35 pm | View Website
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