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July 17, 2023

What are the Long-Term Health Effects of Salmonella Infection?

Another dangerous complication is bacteremia, which affects approximately 5% of infected individuals. If the Salmonella bacteria enters a person’s bloodstream (bacteremia), it can infect tissues throughout the body. The bacteria can cause a focal infection, where it becomes localized in a tissue and causes an abscess, arthritis, endocarditis, or other …

July 12, 2023

How To Detect Botulism in Canned Foods at Home

Follow proper canning instructions. Inspect the canning container for any leaks, bulges, cracks, or damages. If they are present, do not consume the product. If the container spurts liquid or foam when opened do not consume the product. Discard the food if it has a spoiled smell, color, or texture …

July 12, 2023

Why E. coli Outbreaks happen not just in Beef

Although foods of bovine origin are the most common cause of both outbreaks and sporadic cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections, outbreaks of illnesses have been linked to a wide variety of food items. For example, produce has been the source of substantial numbers of outbreak-related E. coli O157:H7 infections …

July 12, 2023

The Health Effects of Cyclospora Exposure

Cyclospora infects the small intestine (bowel) and usually causes watery diarrhea, bloating, increased gas, stomach cramps, and loss of appetite, nausea, low-grade fever, and fatigue. In some cases, vomiting, explosive diarrhea, muscle aches, and substantial weight loss can occur. Some people who are infected with Cyclospora do not have any …

May 29, 2023

An In-Depth Look at the Norovirus Outbreaks on Cruise Ships

In 2006, there was a large increase in the number of norovirus cases on cruise ships. Norovirus cases were increasing throughout Europe and the Pacific at the same time. One issue with cruise ships is the close contact between people as living quarters are so close, and despite education efforts …

May 29, 2023

What To Know About the Hepatitis A Vaccine

Presently, approximately 5% of all hepatitis A outbreaks are linked to infected food-handlers. …

May 29, 2023

Tips for Preventing Campylobacter Exposure

Campylobacter (camp-UH-low-back-ter) is a genus of bacteria that is among the most common causes of bacterial infections in humans worldwide. …

May 29, 2023

Why Listeria Stays in Your System for So Long

The amount of time from infection to the onset of symptoms—typically referred to as the incubation period—can vary to a significant degree. Symptoms of Listeria infection can develop at any time from 2 to 70 days after eating contaminated food. …

May 20, 2023

How Much Can a Foodborne Illness Lawsuit Cost a Restaurant?

Overwhelmed by the number of victims who pursued legal action for their injuries, Famous Anthony’s filed for bankruptcy and several of its locations have been closed. …

May 20, 2023

Lessons To Learn From the Salmonella Outbreak of 2008

On February 21, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that former PCA officials had been indicted after a years-long criminal investigation into their involvement in releasing Salmonella-contaminated peanuts and peanut-products into the chain of commerce. …

May 20, 2023

What To Expect During E. coli O157:H7 Litigation

E. coli litigation is all about causation (did a particular food product cause the illness) and damages (what are your past, present and future costs). …

March 31, 2023

How Does Fresh Produce Spread Cyclospora?

Cyclospora is spread when people ingest water or food contaminated with infected stool. For example, exposure to contaminated water among farm workers may have been the original source of the parasite in raspberry-associated outbreaks in North America. …

March 31, 2023

How Campylobacter in Poultry Spreads So Quickly

Most Campylobacter infections in humans are caused by the consumption of contaminated food or water. The infective dose—that is, the number of bacteria that must be ingested to cause illness—is relatively small. Ingestion of as few as 500 organisms, an amount that can be found in one drop of chicken …

March 31, 2023

3 Quick Facts About Norovirus That You Might Not Know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that noroviruses cause nearly 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis annually, making noroviruses the leading cause of gastroenteritis in adults in the United States. Of the viruses, only the common cold is reported more often than a norovirus infection—also referred to …

March 31, 2023

The Link Between Botulism and Botox: What To Know

Botox is a drug made from a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It's the same toxin that causes a life-threatening type of food poisoning called botulism. …


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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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