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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All kinds: Cooking kills many micro-organisms that cause disease so in general cooked foods are safer than raw. But cooking doesn't destroy the toxins behind some food poisoning so even that isn't 100% protection. Animals harbor many disease-causing bacteria in their waste so non-animal food products are in general safer but many farms have animals around their veggie gardens so nothing is 100% 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
Celiac Disease: Gastrointestinal symptoms include: abdominal pain, bloating, gas, or indigestion, constipation, decreased appetite (may also be increased or unchanged), diarrhea, either constant or off and on, lactose intolerance (common when the person is diagnosed, usually goes away after treatment), nausea and vomiting, http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001280/. ...Read more
Chagas Disease: Sxs of chagas disease can include fatigue, generalized body aches, loose bowel movements, vomiting, rash, poor appetite. Liver ; spleen can enlarge. Brain ; heart can become inflamed. One way to diagnose it is by visualizing motile trypanosoma cruzi parasites microscopically in fresh anticoagulated blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See list below: The most common food allergens are egg, milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish. Keep in mind that this does not mean other foods can be the cause of food allergies. For example, over the past few years it has become clear that some individuals can be allergic to meats. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
There may be none: There are a variety of autoimmune diseases. Some may be without symptoms - ie autoimmune thryoid disease before it becomes symptomatic. Other will have many symptoms including joint involvement, heart and lung problems in some people with in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, rash in lupus, and dermatomyositis, muscle inflammation in polymyositis, dry eyes, mouth or other sites in sjogren's. ...Read more
Digestive tract: This is a very hard question to answer as the digestive tract starts at you mouth and ends at the angus. Common disease include ulcers, esophageal reflux, gallstones, pancreatitis, gastritis, appendicitis, diverticulitis, cancers, colitis and irritable bowel syndrome just to name a few. ...Read more
Dangerous viruses: Are you referring to most virulent virus, fatal rate without or with treatment or most deaths historically? Dangerous viruses include: Marburg Virus, Ebola Zaire, Hantavirus, H5N1 (Avian Flu), Junin Virus (Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever), Lassa Fever, Crimea – Congo Fever,Machupo virus (Bolivian hemorrhagic fever), Kyasanur Forest Virus (KFD), Rabies, Smallpox & Dengue fever. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Pet dander, dust mites, molds, grasses, tree pollens !!!! ...Read more
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