Latest Foodborne illness Stories
In the latest health crisis surrounding salmonella, more than 70 people across 18 states have been sickened from contaminated Mexican cucumbers, according to a statement by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.
Our gut is home to trillions of bacteria, numbering more than the cells in the rest of our body, and these bacteria help us to digest our food, absorb nutrients and strengthen our immune system.
Bacteria commonly linked to uncooked poultry, raw milk and seafood from warm coastal waters is causing a rise in food-borne illnesses, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday.
Groups of microorganisms known as biofilms, which cling to surfaces and build protective coatings, have helped make the human pathogen Salmonella more resistant to the protective measures that could help prevent outbreaks from occurring.
More than 1 million kids get sick from norovirus each year.
A new study has shown that norovirus is now the primary cause of acute gastroenteritis, or the ‘stomach bug,’ among children under five years of age who seek medical treatment for the condition, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Thursday.
William (Bill) Marler, the Seattle attorney who represents victims of foodborne illness, is one of four honorees who will receive recognition at the Seattle University School of Law 40th Anniversary
Norovirus is an RNA virus that causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world. It may also be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the U.S. It can affect people of all ages and is transmitted by food or water that is contaminated, by person-to-person contact, and through aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Immunity is usually incomplete and temporary after infection. People...
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