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How Are Outbreaks Of Food Borne Disease Detected
Vomit/Diarrhea: Usually food borne illnesses cause vomiting or diarrhea, but it really depends on the infection type. Food borne illnesses can be caused by bacteria, parasites, some viruses, and toxins produced by bacteria and molds. The symptoms will be a little different with each one. Some ca be deadly other just unpleasant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Food borne disease: Food can spoil (the warmed potato salad at a picnic is classic), can become bacterially toxic (due to inadequate canning practices) or carry bacteria from the fingers of food preparers in restaurants, or improperly cleaned fresh vegetables picked by infected field workers. Use caution although we have to rely upon government diligence to prevent some of these causes. ...Read more
Depends: With proper handling of food your risks are low. All foods should be handled carefully, properly & with caution. Wash foods appropriately and avoid eating raw unwashed foods. Use precautions when handling chicken & clean up appropriately. Fish, chicken and pork should be cooked appropriatley. Leafy vegetables and root vegetables and others should be thoroughly washed. Be careful and be safe! ...Read more
Bacteria/toxins: Most are due to eating a toxin produced by a bacteria e.g. Staph (causes fever, lots of vomiting, diarrhea), or ingesting a dose of bacteria itself, e.g. Salmonella, campylobacter. Foods contaminated by fecal or disease causing bacteria (even organic), undercooked to kill bacteria present, served by handlers with poor hygiene (eew) transmit disease. Bad water, hygiene spreads parasite, viral infect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the USA?: Here in the us, about 1.2 million people have hiv, and about 5 million people have hepatitis c. Each year, about 50, 000 people are newly infected with hiv, and at least 20, 000 people get hcv (this number could be a lot higher, we are not sure). In the 1960-1980's, about 250, 000 people a year got hcv because of contaminated blood transfusions, drug use, etc. So it is lower now but still should be 0. ...Read more
48 millions: Cdc estimates that 1 in 6 americans or 48 million people, 128, 000 get hospitalized, and 3, 000 die of food borne diseases every year. ...Read more
See below: Avoid contact with ill persons. Good hand hygene with hand sanitizer. Avoid touching nose and face. Covering cough and sneeze. Avoid unnecessary antibiotic treatment. Decrease antibiotic use in animal husbandry. Get all imunizations. Appropriate isolation of contageous persons. Spend more money on research. ...Read more
Common: It is a very common cause of food borne illnesses. Preventable with a vaccine. ...Read more
Are prion diseases more common among people who hunt and eat what they kill? (Due to the meat not being tested for disease)
Dept of Health: Contact your local Department of Health and ask if prion disease is a problem in your region. It is unlikely it would be infecting your venison. ...Read more
Diarrheas: In us, commonest causes are campylobacter (undercooked chicken), norovirus, clostridium perfringens, salmonella (undercooked eggs, poultry sprouts), toxigenic e. Coli (multiple sources including undercooked meat, dirty veggies, etc), bacillus (rice), staph (creamy, mayonaise), vibrios (shellfish); also outbreaks of hepatitis a. Wash your hands, wash your veggies, keep dirty separate from clean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hopefully the link: Below would be of help! take care! http://www.Ohsep.Louisiana.Gov/factsheets/mosquitosmart.Htm. ...Read more
Mostly mythical: Type i diabetes is a smoldering autoimmune disease with stronger (and still dubious) links to viruses than to chemicals. Type ii diabetes is genetically programmed and can be staved off fairly well by staying physically fit. While your physician is required by law to tell you the truth as hard-headed experimental science best understands it, internet scare sites finance themselves by misleading u. ...Read more
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