Vidyya Medical News Service
Volume 5 Issue 244 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 1-Sep-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 2-Sep-2003
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Foodborne diseases: An overview
Infectious diseases spread through food or beverages are a common, distressing, and sometimes life-threatening problem for millions of people in the United States and around the world. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates 76 million people suffer foodborne illnesses each year in the United States, accounting for 325,000 hospitalizations and more than 5,000 deaths. more

Information for patients: What you need to know about foodborne illness
Foodborne illness often presents itself as flu-like symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever, so many people may not recognize the illness is caused by bacteria or other pathogens in food. more


The "Bad Bug Book"
This handbook provides basic facts regarding foodborne pathogenic microorganisms and natural toxins. It brings together in one place information from the Food & Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service, and the National Institutes of Health.  more

Foodborne Illness: Ten least wanted foodborne pathogens
The U.S. Public Health Service has identified the following microorganisms as being the biggest culprits of foodborne illness, either because of the severity of the sickness or the number of cases of illness they cause.  more

Glossary of food safety terms
From A to Z, everything you wanted to know about foodborne disease and food safety; and you weren't afraid to ask.  more

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