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How are outbreaks of food borne disease detected?

How are outbreaks of food borne disease detected?

Health Department: Usually suspected outbreaks of foodborne illness are reported to the local health department who can then carry out an investigation. Sometimes health care providers make the report, sometimes the general public does. ...Read more

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What are the complications of food borne illnesses?

What are the complications of food borne illnesses?

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 more

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What are food borne disease outbreaks and why do they occur?

What are food borne disease outbreaks and why do they occur?

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

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What is my risk of contracting food borne illnesses?

What is my risk of contracting food borne illnesses?

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

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What are the causes of food borne illnesses?

What are the causes of food borne illnesses?

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 more

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If HIV and hepatitis C are blood borne diseases, how many people develop them?

If HIV and hepatitis C are blood borne diseases, how many people develop them?

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

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How many cases of food borne disease are there in the united states?

How many cases of food borne disease are there in the united states?

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

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Are diseases like HIV and hepatitis spread only by carriers of the disease?

Are diseases like HIV and hepatitis spread only by carriers of the disease?

Basically Yes: Hiv & hepatitis c are transmitted by contact with an infected persons blood. No blood = no transmission. However, if you handle an item that has their blood on it, then you are at risk. ...Read more

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How are the spread of bacterial diseases prevented?

How are the spread of bacterial diseases prevented?

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

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How much of an infectious disease are molluscum?

How much of an infectious disease are molluscum?

A legitimate one: A disease is either infectious or it's not; there's no in between. Molluscum contagiosum counts, since it's caused by virus. ...Read more

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Are prion diseases more common among people who hunt and eat what they kill? (Due to the meat not being tested for disease)

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

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What type of disease are chicken pox and meningitis catergorized in?

What type of disease are chicken pox and meningitis catergorized in?

Different: Chicken pox (varicella) is a herpes virus that infects children not immunized against it.Many meningitis infections are also viral but infect the central nervous system and are often much more serious.We vaccinate children to prevent both. ...Read more

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What are the most common food borne diseases?

What are the most common food borne diseases?

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 more

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How common are mosquito borne diseases in the louisiana, usa? Are they curable?

How common are mosquito borne diseases in the louisiana, usa? Are they curable?

Hopefully the link: Below would be of help! take care! http://www.Ohsep.Louisiana.Gov/factsheets/mosquitosmart.Htm. ...Read more

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Are the types of food borne diseases changing?

No: The same bacteria are causing food borne illnesses. The foods are processes more in larger factories and this can change the prevalence of contamination. We hear more an out this in the media these days. Locally grown and processed foods tend to be better. ...Read more

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What are the ways that food borne chemical toxins cause diabetes?

What are the ways that food borne chemical toxins cause diabetes?

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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What are the carriers of contagious disease?

What are the carriers of contagious disease?

Complicated: That depends upon which infectious disease to which you are referring. It may be through blood, inhaled droplets, sexual contact, and so on and so on. Be more specific about the illness and the question could be answered more precisely. ...Read more

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Foodborne Illness (Definition)

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