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December 06, 2021

December 04, 2021

What are the common causes of Hepatitis A?

Hepatitis A is a communicable disease that often spreads from person to person. Person-to-person transmission occurs via the “fecal-oral route,” while all other exposure is generally attributable to contaminated food or water. Food-related outbreaks are usually associated with contamination of food during preparation by a hepatitis A-infected food handler. The …

December 04, 2021

Identifying and Preventing Listeria

Listeria (pronounced liss-STEER-ē-uh) is a gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that can grow under either anaerobic (without oxygen) or aerobic (with oxygen) conditions. These bacteria multiply best at 86-98.6 degrees F (30-37 degrees C), but also multiply better than all other bacteria at refrigerator temperatures, something that allows temperature to be used …

December 04, 2021

The effects of Cyclospora on your Body

Cyclospora infects the small intestine (bowel) and usually causes watery diarrhea, bloating, increased gas, stomach cramps, loss of appetite, nausea, low-grade fever, and fatigue. In some cases, vomiting, explosive diarrhea, muscle aches, and substantial weight loss can occur. The time between exposure and illness onset is usually about one week …

November 07, 2021

The Long-Term Physical Effects of Campylobacter

Although most cases of Campylobacteriosis are self-limiting, up to 20% have a prolonged illness (longer than 1 week) or a relapse, and 2 to 10% may be followed by chronic sequelae. Typical symptoms of Campylobacter infection include fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, and muscle pain. Such infections can also …

November 07, 2021

Where in the World Is Norovirus Commonly Found?

Humans are the only host of norovirus, and norovirus has several mechanisms that allow it to spread quickly and easily. Norovirus infects humans in a pathway like the influenza virus’ mode of infection. In addition to their similar infective pathways, norovirus and influenza also evolve to avoid the immune system …

November 07, 2021

Things that could have given you Listeria

Listeria is a common presence in nature, found widely in such places as water, soil, infected animals, human and animal feces, raw and treated sewage, leafy vegetables, effluent from poultry and meat processing facilities, decaying corn and soybeans, improperly fermented silage, and raw (unpasteurized) milk. …

October 10, 2021

What are the common symptoms of an E. coli infection?

The hemorrhagic colitis caused by E. coli O157:H7 is characterized by severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea that typically turns bloody within 24 hours, and sometimes fever. The incubation period—that is, the time from exposure to the onset of symptoms—in outbreaks is usually reported as 3 to 4 days but may be …

October 10, 2021

How long do food poisoning symptoms last?

Three major foodborne illnesses account for nearly two-thirds of all infections Norovirus, Campylobacter and Salmonella. The Food Safety Attorneys at Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, is the nation’s leading law firm representing victims of food poisoning outbreaks. …

October 06, 2021

October 06, 2021

Famous Anthony's Restaurant Hepatitis A Outbreak

Marler Clark is investigating a hepatitis A outbreak linked to Famous Anthony's Restaurant in Roanoke, Virginia. Currently, food safety lawyers at Marler Clark represent 28 of the victims in this outbreak. …

September 30, 2021

How To Find Out if You Have Salmonella

How to find out if you have Salmonella Salmonella bacteria can be detected in stool. In cases of bacteremia or invasive illness, the bacteria can also be detected in the blood, urine, or on rare occasions in tissues. The test consists of growing the bacteria in culture. A fecal, blood …

September 09, 2021

How Common Is Botulism in the World?

Botulism is a rare, life-threatening paralytic illness caused by neurotoxins produced by an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium, Clostridium botulinum (C. botulinum). …

September 09, 2021

Tips To Avoid Contact with Campylobacter

Most Campylobacter infections in humans are caused by the consumption of contaminated food or water. Direct contact with infected animals, including pets, is also a well-documented means of disease-transmission. …

September 09, 2021

What Are the First Signs of Norovirus?

Norovirus illness usually develops 24 to 48 hours after ingestion of contaminated food or water. Symptoms typically last a relatively short amount of time, approximately 24 to 48 hours. Symptoms of norovirus include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Headache and low-grade fever may also accompany this illness. People infected …

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Symptoms of Salmonella Infection

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include painful abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and fever. Salmonella infections can have a broad range of illness, from no symptoms to severe …

What Are the Symptoms of Listeria Infection?

The infection caused by Listeria can vary from mild to severe. Only a small percentage of persons who ingest Listeria fall ill or develop symptoms …

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